CS Magoha gives important update on KCPE/KCSE exams

Magoha's announcement

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha announced that the final exams for Standard eight and Form Four students were ready.

The CS was speaking on Wednesday during a meeting with education stakeholders in Nairobi as the ministry moves to institute dialogue on the implementation of the new curriculum.

Knec had announced that KCPE exams have been scheduled to start on October 28 ending October 31 while secondary school candidates will sit their KCSE exams beginning November 4 until November 27.

Magoha stated that the Education Ministry has put in place strategies to ensure that learning materials for the Competency Based Curriculum are available in schools.

New  Curriculum   

He further challenged the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development to develop content that can be used for sex education in schools.

This he noted would help address learning challenges like early marriage and teenage pregnancies.

Magoha said that the roll-out of the Competency Based Curriculum is unstoppable adding that so far, 12 million books have been distributed to schools.

Grade Three pupils studying the new competency-based 2-6-3-3-3 curriculum will for the first time be assessed during this year’s national exams.

KNEC announced that pupils will be subjected to a test called Kenya Early Years Assessment.

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