Kenya is to have a new education system in the first major reform since 1985.
In a bid to move away from the current system that is said to put too much pressure on students due to its extensive content and that fact that it is too reliant on examinations, the new system will take a more holistic approach.
Education experts from the Education ministry and the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development will present a blueprint for the changes to the National Conference ahead of running a pilot of the new system.
The new education system has three levels: early years, middle school and senior school education. Pupils will spend two years in pre-primary and three years in lower primary school education. After this will come three years of upper primary and three years of junior secondary education before students enter senior school.
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