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CS Magoha: KCSE and KCPE Grading will be fair

The Cabinet Secretary for Education Prof George Magoha has assured parents and students alike that this year’s congested examination fixture will proceed as planned with grading to be done in a fair manner.

While speaking in Murang’a, CS Magoha assured learners that this year’s KCSE and KCPE candidates will ensure that there is fairness in the marking of examinations even though the calendar is quite congested.

Magoha revealed that preparation for the national examinations is going on well and that marking will consider the challenges faced by learners this year, with the academic calendar being chief among them.

The CS revealed that the 2021 national examinations which were supposed to have been done last year in December, as is customary, will now be done in February starting with the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

According to the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), the Class 8 learners will sit for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination in March 2021.

The CS also revealed that the second cohort of the CBC will do their Grade Six assessment alongside 2022 KCPE and 2022 Form 4 KCSE candidates between the months of October and December.

As the CS inspected the construction of new classrooms which are slated to accommodate learners from the looming double intake next year, as learners from both the current 8-4-4 system and the new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) join secondary school.

“I am assuring everybody that the examination will take place without interruption as planned as the March examination is ready. I am calling on learners not to panic,” said CS Magoha.

CS Magoha also urged politicians to avoid interfering with elections set to happen this year. Magoha warned that those who will flout the directive will face consequences.

“Public servants are mandated to ensure that government programmes continue and we appeal to those who will take over after President Kenyatta’s term ends to ensure that the existing programmes proceed without interference,” said Magoha.

Regarding the Construction of Classrooms, Magoha noted that it is progressing well and that the first phase should be completed by the 1st of March this year.

“Some classrooms have already reached the stage of painting and I am appealing to contractors to complete their work before March 1 in order to allow us to embark on phase 2. Phase 2 will begin in April and end in June,” said Prof George Magoha.

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