In Summary
  • Mathematics and environment have five lessons each, hygiene and nutrition have two, while religious studies has three lessons.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has issued guidelines on implementing the new curriculum, whose rollout, from Pre-Primary 1 to Grade 3, started countrywide last week.

TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia said each lesson should take 30 minutes a day with five lessons in pre-primary and seven lessons in lower primary.

According to Ms Macharia, in pre-primary, language, mathematics and environment activities have five lessons each per week.

For psychomotor and creativity activities, there are eight lessons, five for psychomotor and the remaining for creative activities.

Religious education activities and Pastoral Programme of Instruction (PPI) each have one lesson.


The total number of lessons in pre-primary are 25 per week.

In lower primary, literacy has five lessons a week while English and Kiswahili languages or sign language have three lessons a week.

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