08 Jan Implementation of the New 2-6-3-3-3 System of Education in Kenya
The new 2-6-3-3-3 System of Education comes in as a relief from the overloaded and crowded current system of Education, namely 8-4-4. The new system is expected to be launched as early as May, 2017 on a pilot basis in lower primary schools in Kenya.
The system, places emphasis on Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) over one-off examinations. It is expected to be rolled out in January, 2018 covering nursery, Standard One, Two and Three.
In 2019, the system is expected to be rolled out in Standard Four to Six and in 2020 it will cover Standard Seven, Eight and Form One.
In 2021, the system will be extended to Form Two only and in the following year it will cover Form Three.
In 2023, it will be rolled out in Form Four.
The following matrix summarizes 2-6-3-3-3 System of Education implementation plan over a period of 6 years.