List of Schools Approved for Junior Secondary School (JSS) Registration 2023 in All Counties and Regions
The Ministry of Education has released a complete list of primary schools that have been vetted to host junior secondary schools in Kenya per county and region.
Nakuru County List of Schools Approved for Junior Secondary School JSS
- Private Schools=157
- Public Schools=65
In Nakuru County, 157 private schools and 65 public schools have been given a nod to domicile junior secondary school, JSS starting January 2023. Speaking to Citizen TV, Education County Director Fredrick Osewe confirmed that nine public and nineteen private schools failed to meet the threshold for JSS registration this year in Nakuru County.
Education officials are targeting to visit 1, 087 primary schools. Over 228 primary schools had been visited by the close of the fourth day of the assessment exercise which is set to end on January 20, 2023.
Parents and guardians of KPSEA candidates who were registered for Knec examinations in the nine public schools and nineteen private schools in Nakuru County will have to transfer their sons and daughters to schools that have been approved for JSS.
Kisii County List of Schools Approved for Junior Secondary School JSS
In Kisii County, schools achieved more than 50% of the Junior Secondary School, JSS registration requirements. The county hosts over 1, 077 primary schools. The County director Pius Ng’oma led a team of officials in an inspection tour of several schools including Gianchere Primary School, St. Maxwel Nyangusu Boarding Primary, Olympic Primary in Nyamache and Excel Academy in Kenyenya Sub-County.
According to to Ng’oma, only one private school that had applied for junior secondary school registration had been disqualified. He further affirmed that most schools had met the registration threshold.
Registration of schools for junior secondary school (JSS) enters day five with officials from the Ministry of Education and the Teachers Service Commission touring several primary schools across the 47 counties to ascertain how well-prepared the schools are.
Approved JSS Private schools however still have to grapple with the challenge of teacher shortages. Public schools will receive TSC-employed teachers starting January 23, 2023. The Teachers Service Commission is still conducting recruitment interviews for both Permanent and Pensionable and internship. The interviews will be completed next week. Successfully recruited JSS teachers will ensure a successful transition of KPSEA candidates through grades 7, 8 and 9.
Mandatory Requirements for Junior Secondary School (JSS) Registration
- School’s Enrollment Rates as of January 2023: In high density areas and urban informal settlements Primary Schools with an enrollment of less than 45 learners or those lacking the basic facilities to host a JSS will serve as Feeder Schools to other JSSs within a 2 kilometres proximity. In geographically expansive, low density and insecurity prone areas, as well as for learners with special needs and disability, the Government through the MoE will implement affirmative action (as appropriate), regardless of the enrolments.
- Presence of an extra classroom to be used as a laboratory.
- Presence of an expansive field.
- Enough teachers to handle JSS learners.
Learners in public schools will get textbooks and other learning materials. Parents with KPSEA candidates in private schools are free to seek for transfers to public schools.
All KPSEA learners will transition to Junior Secondary School with parents or guardians expected to purchase different school uniforms for them.