List of new proposed subjects for junior secondary schools

List of new proposed learning areas by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) for junior secondary school (JSS) Grade 7, 8 and 9.

The proposals were made by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER) which were then published by KICD.


1. English
2. Kiswahili or Kenya Sign Language (KSL)
3. Mathematics
4. Integrated Science
5. Social Studies
6. Business Studies
7. Agriculture
8. Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Studies
9. Religious Studies Education
a) Christian Religious Education (CRE)
b) Islamic Religious Education (IRE)
c) Hindu Religious Education (HRE)


In optional subjects students shall take one subject

10) i) Visual Arts
ii) Performing Arts
iii) Home Science
iv) Computer Science
v) Other languages (Indigenous Language, French, Arabic, German, Sign Language)

Physical Education (P.E.) shall be offered to all learners as a compulsory to support the development of the Psychomotor Domain.

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