Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang has stated that going forward, Grade 1 to 9 pupils will do their learning in day schools.
Speaking on Tuesday, December 6, during the 18th Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA) conference in Mombasa, Kipsang said that the move was a way to create time between parents and the pupils.
He said that the government cannot outsource parenting because parents co-parent with teachers, urging parents to support the move.
"We cannot outsource our responsibility as parents; we only co-parent with teachers but we cannot outsource parenting to teachers, and therefore we must work together towards making our children acquire the values that we expect of them," Kipsang said.
"Therefore as we move forward, day schooling will be the direction because that is the only way we shall be able to engage with our children. And the first nine years of our learning between Grade 1 and 9, the direction that the government will be taking," he added.
Kipsang said that day schooling was the only way that parents could be with their children urging them to start bracing themselves for the government's plan.
The declaration by Kipsang comes after the government on December 1 announced that junior secondary schools will be domiciled in primary schools.
"Junior secondary schools - Grade 7, Grade 8 and Grade 9 - will be domiciled in the existing primary schools. The Ministry of Education will provide the necessary guidelines on how this will be done," read part of a statement by State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed.