Basic Education PS Warns School Heads Ahead Of Exams
PS Warns school heads. Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang has warned school heads against imposing remedial teaching program ahead of national examinations.
The PS noted that the remedial program in schools is an illegal exercise which must be avoided.
He expressed his concerns that some schools charge illegal levies on parents to support the remedial teaching.
According to PS Kipsang the reason why school heads impose extra hours in the name of remedial teaching has never been understood by the ministry of education.
PS said that the time prescribed for teaching by the ministry of education is enough for imparting skills, competencies and knowledge learners require in tackling examinations.
He pointed out that the extra Levies charged to support the extra hour Teaching program is a burden to parents.
The warning to school heads across the country by PS Kipsang comes when both primary and secondary schools and Junior Secondary Schools are preparing for the national exams.
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exams are set to begin on October 30.
The Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) exams on the other hand will begin on November 3 and conclude on November 24.
Kipsang assured Kenyans that the ministry will put measures in place to ensure that examinations in the country remain credible.
He further called on educators to reclaim the trust of the society by managing this year’s national examinations in an honest manner.