Government reveals how KCSE & KCPE exams will be set

Yesterday, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) disclosed that national exams would be set according to the syllabus covered.

KICD Deputy Director Olive Mbuthia stated that parents and candidates did not have to worry about the contents of the end of year exams, but rather, focus more on learning while at home.

“Teachers have been encouraged to cover for the lost time when schools reopen,” she stated.
Ms Mbuthia affirmed the Ministry of Education’s position that the national examinations would continue as planned.

Further, she stated that the government was seeking a solution for parents whose children could not afford to learn virtually.
On the other hand, Education CAS Zack Kinuthia stated that the government would try to cover lost time by reducing the August Holiday.

He also stated that there would be no virtual graduations or exams.

“Universities should come up with ways of ensuring students learn virtually but interrupted graduations should be deferred for now,” he stated.

This will deal a big blow to Dedan Kimathi University of Technology which is planning to conduct their graduation on Friday, May 8.

The University had maintained that the virtual graduation would follow government directive on social distancing.

This came after days after the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Chairperson Omboko Milemba informed that the union had called for students to resume school to prevent the possibility of suspending the 2020 national examinations.

The union had argued that if students did not return to school, drastic measures could be taken including postponing exams.

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