The schools are now opening from Monday for the third term. This is a term which determines whether you will move to the next class or not. If you wont make it to the next level you are the repeater but if you make it you are called promoted. Probably those who repeat the classes are the last ten pupils from each class at primary level. But at secondary level it keeps on varying, ie it can be from grade D and below. This is a term where no pupil is relaxed to avoid humiliation during the end of the term. For the secondary students those who attain the last position in some schools they are being told to remain behind for another one week for revision purposes. The competition is not only for the pupils but the teachers too, they are supposed to accomplish the syllabus before end year exams. This is mainly because the exams settings for the term covers the whole syllabus. The most important thing is that K.C.P.E (Kenya certificate for primary education) and K.C.S.E (Kenya certificate of secondary education) are done during this term.
What a day for the kids! The first week since closure of the schools for the second term break. The kids are coming in large numbers doing different activities eg.
1. Reading books and doing their assignments
2. Playing several games i.e. letter matching, sand bitching and football, not forgetting rope skipping for girls
3. Story telling about their schools and positions at school.
Some of the kids come with their younger siblings not only to learn but also to be at a safe place away from slum life.
Most of the kids attend the center during school holidays which normally comes on April, August and December. The activities they engage in most are 1.Reading and doing their assignments. 2.playing several games ie football, sand beaches. 3.Story telling about their school and positions at their schools. [separator] The best day at the center is on Saturday where the kids come in full even with their younger siblings only to play knowing that by the end of the day they wont leave with empty stomachs.
system which begins when a child is six years old.
with one year in each stage ie
1.baby class (play group stage)-3 year old child
2.nursery class- 4 year old child
3.pre-unit class- 5 year old child.
All stages are compulsory to every child before joining class one
which is the beginning of the 8-4-4 system. At this stage the child
aquire reading, writing and abservation skill, they develop speech and
also know sounds of different alphabeticall letters.
8-4-4 means that every child must undergo a compulsory 8 years in
primary education, 4 years secondary education and 4 years in
The last 4 years in university is not compulsory because some children
do not meet the set qualifications set by the ministry for education
to join the university. Some of those who dont join the university opt
for tertiary colleges where they take causes in technical subjects and
It takes a period of 2 to 3 years for one to complete studies in a
The 8-4-4 system began in 1985, previously we had 7-4-2-4.
By Dancan Imbugwa
It was on thursday when our teacher told us about a trip which was to be on 8/8/14. We were to travel from 6 am with 5 teachers and 40 pupils. We boarded a bus called KNUT. The first place to visit was at sagana fisheries where we saw different fish species eg madfish, starfish and tilapia. We also went to mwea tebere irrigation sheme and saw how rice was grown. Also at the factory we saw some packages eg some brands which included pishori and pakistan. The roads were too dusty but it was a day to recall.
that made my end term two whah.
I am going to spend the holidays by reading my notes because I know my weak areas. I will also come to library to red and borrow some books which are educational. I will also spare some time to assist my parents at home.
I will also prepare myself physically, emotinally and also spiritually so as to achieve my goals in future.
I want to be among the top five in the country in K.C.P.E (Kenya National Examinational Council)