Keny Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates will sit for special examinations after the Kenya National Examination council (KNEC) announced plan to assess all the candidates before resuming classes.
The national examination body (KNEC) outlined that it has come up with development assessment tools to be sent to schools after reopening to test the learners before resuming classes. The plans are ready for both private and public primary schools while those for Secondary schools are underway.
The exams which are supposed to be submitted online will be conducted and marked by teachers who will then upload the results to the KNEC website. For primary schools, grades 1,2 and 3 will be tested on the foundational literacy and numeracy. Classes 4, 5, 6 and 7 pupils will be evaluated on mathematics while candidates will be assessed in all subjects.
The assessment exercise, according to the Kenya National Examination council will enable teachers evaluate and understand their learners level of understanding and sort them accordingly after staying home for long period of time.
Speaking when he visited the Mawengo Technical Training institute in Homabay to assess the institute’s level of preparedness on Friday September 18, education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha directed teachers to get ready for class resumption as the ministry is set to table the final report on reopening.