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List of approved subjects Grade 7 pupils will take in January 2023

Candidates who sat for KPSEA will resume learning on January 23, 2023.

Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and the Digital Economy Eliud Owalo with learners from Ndurarua Primary Primary School in Dagoreti Sub-County, during the 2022 KCPE and KEPSEA national exams on November 29, 2022

According to the school calendar, all students including, those who sat for the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), will resume learning on January 23, 2023.

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After months of confusion to both parents and learners concerning the fate of pupils who sat for the Grade 6 exams, the government cleared the air by giving clarifications on how the pupils will transition.

President William Ruto’s team revealed that Junior Secondary Schools will remain in their respective primary schools and that the exam will only be used for assessment to monitor progress.

Data from the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has revealed that Junior Secondary School pupils will take a total of 23 subjects.

The students will have to pick 14 subjects with mathematics and English being compulsory subjects.

They will also be required to take 10 more subjects that are mandatory including,

  1. Kiswahili
  2. Agriculture
  3. Life skills Education
  4. Integrated Science
  5. Pre-Technical Studies
  6. Health Education
  7. Social Studies 
  8. Sports
  9. Physical Education
  10. Business Studies  
  11. Religious Studies i.e. Christian Religious Education (CRE}, Islamic Religious Education (IRE), and Hindu studies.

Optional Subjects included in the Curriculum are;

  1. Arabic
  2. Computer science
  3. French
  4. German
  5. Home Science
  6. Indigenous Languages
  7. Mandarin
  8. Performing arts 
  9. Visual Arts

KICD report stated that the main feature of the Grade 7 level is for the learners to explore their talents, interests, and abilities before they finally select a path at the Senior Secondary School level.

Just like the class eight pupils, the Grade 6 pupils who sat for the KPSEA are still waiting for their results which have been delayed due to President Ruto's absence in the country.

According to the procedures of the land, the president must be briefed on the results before they are officially released to the public.

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