KNEC announces measures for upcoming 2021 KCSE and KCPE
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has announced measures that are to be followed to ensure the upcoming national examinations are conducted according to the Ministry of Education calendar.
KNEC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Njeng’ere has revealed that the council has started training teachers on how to mark the national examinations.
For marking of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), primary school teachers will undergo training on the marking of English Composition and Kiswahili Insha. Secondary school teachers, on the other hand, will undergo training on the marking of Christian Religious Education (CRE), Kiswahili, English, History and Government, Biology, Chemistry and Agriculture.
After completion of the training, the teachers will be added to KNEC’s database.
Besides, the government is going to ensure that the Ministry of Education’s guidelines on COVID-19 are followed strictly to prevent further disruption of the school academic calendar.
Following the reporting of the first case of COVID-19 in Kenya, all schools were closed to curb the spread of the virus from March till October. This interrupted the school calendar setting back almost seven months.
According to the Ministry of Education, the KCPE examination will be done from the 4th of March, 2021 to the 9th of March 2022 while KCSE examinations will be done starting February 28, 2020, and ended on the 1st of April, 2022.
Njeng’ere revealed that 1,225,693 candidates have registered for the KCSE examination this year while 831,026 registered for the KCPE
This year’s KCSE enrolment is a 10.42 per cent increase when compared to the 831,026 who enrolled in last year’s KCSE examination.
The Ministry of Education has issued tight measures to ensure there is a 100 per cent transition to secondary schools as well as ensure all students resume learning.
CS Magoha and other stakeholders have conducted a door-door mop up to encourage all students to report to secondary schools.