Curriculum Reforms in Kenya: Understanding the new education system, 2-6-6-3

The ministry of education has been working for years to implement the new education system is 2-6-6-3 (2-6-3-3-3) under their Curriculum Reforms. The system is yet to be understood by many teachers and learners  and there we sough  brake it down relying on presentation from the Kenya institute of curriculum development (KICD)

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Structure illustrating how the new education system (2-6-6-3) will work

The Four important Pillars that underpin the Basic Education Framework  of the new system are

  • National Goals of Education
  • Values
  • Theoretical approaches
  • Guiding Principles

NOTE: The new system has not been fully agreed on by education stakeholders and thus remains as a proposal.

Classes of the New education system

1.) Early Year Education (Pre-primary and lower primary)

Early years education will be made up of two years of pre-primary and three years of lower primary school education as suggested. This will classed into grades.

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New education system-Early years education/Photo

2). Middle School ( Upper Primary and Junior secondary-6 years)

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New curriculum in Kenya Middle school/photo

Middle school education will be made up of three years of upper primary and three years of junior secondary education as suggested. This will be divided into grades

3). Senior School  (has three pathways)

As suggested, three pathways will be offered at senior school education level as indicated in the image below

new education system structure KICD
New Education system structure KICD/Photo

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