Government Allows JSS Learners to Wear Old Uniforms
The government has issued a new regulation that will allow students to wear uniforms from their previous schools.
On Tuesday the 28th of February 2023, this consensus was arrived at, at State House Nairobi under the direction of President William Ruto.
According to the Cabinet Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu, no pupil should be expelled for not having a new school uniform.
“Cabinet considered the progress being made in the implementation of the transition to Junior Secondary School, which is part of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
“The Cabinet directed to foster equal opportunity for all our nation’s children, even where the transition to Junior Secondary School should be turned away from school for lack of school uniform so long as they are kitted in their primary school uniforms,” read part of the statement.
Towards the end of last year, various stakeholders of education allows the Junior Secondary School (JSS) leadership to make decisions on uniforms for their respective schools.
It was also revealed that additional distinctive aspects for branding and institution identification would be added to the clothing.
Religious and cultural values of the various groups should also be respected by JSS uniforms.
Besides, the Ministry of Education (MoE) stated that parents have to buy uniforms and that no school shall issue parents with advice on where to source school uniforms.
The statement recommended that JSS should not prevent learners from progressing to the next level because of not being able to afford school uniforms.
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