KNEC Sends A Crucial Message To All Primary Schools.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has sent a crucial message to all primary schools both private and public.
KNEC has directed all primary schools to upload assessment scores for grades 3, 4 and 5 on the online portal before the 27th of December.
David Njengere, KNEC CEO revealed that the time will not be extended from the 27th of December. Therefore, he called upon the headteachers to endure that the assessment scores are uploaded to the online portal before the deadline.
David Njengere said that a periodical national assessment is necessary to enable the Ministry of Education to get crucial feedback to provide the necessary interventions required in the education system.
Njengere also revealed a national assessment centre has been established that will help in conducting various formative assessments nationwide.
In the new curriculum, learners are assessed in Grade 3 for the Early Years Education, Grade 6 (Middle Years Education) and Grade 9 (Senior School education).
KNEC also directed all the headteachers across all schools in the country to keep all records that have been generated from the assessments for future reference when the need arises.
Monitoring Learners’ Progress (MLP) assessment tools for Foundation level for Special Needs Education (SNE) and grade 3 will be uploaded to the portal by the examiners.
KNEC CEO further informed headteachers that the next assessment will be administered in schools between 31st January and the 4th of February 2022 and the deadline for uploading scores has been scheduled to be on 21st of February 2022.
According to the KNEC CEO, assessment areas for grade 4 and grade 5 regular learners include English, Mathematics, Kiswahili, Kenyan Sign Language, Science and Technology, Music, Agriculture, Art and Craft, Christian Religious Education (CRE), Islamic Religious (IRE), Hindu Religious Education (HRE), Social Studies, Home Science and Physical and Health Education.