CS Magoha will makes A Major Announcement On 2021 National Examinations Today.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) will make a big announcement conserninng March-April 2021 national examinations.
CS Magoha said that today Friday the ministry of education will set the stage for the 2021 national examinations when it issues the keys for the containers where the exams material will be stored.
Last year, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) used some 479 containers to store examinations which were based at Deputy County Commissioners’ office.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will engage more than 200,000 teachers for administration and management of both Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
“In preparation for administration of these exams, the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) requested the Commission to provide details of all centre managers, supervisors and invigilators, who will be engaged in this activity,” said the Commission in a memo to all TSC Regional Directors last month.
The TSC County and Sub-County Directors of Education were to identify and nominate centre managers, supervisors and invigilators to be engaged in the administration of exams on March-April.
Class eight candidates will sit their KCPE exams on March 7 while those in Form 4 are scheduled to start their KCSE exams on March 11.
This year 1,225,698 candidates registered to sit the 2021 KCPE, which was an increase of 34,085 compared to the candidates who sat for the same examination in 2020.
For 2021 KCSE, there was a 10.42 per cent increase compared to last year. A total of 832,026 candidates registered for KCSE compared to 752,602 last year.
Learners in the other classes, from Pre-Primary 1 to Class 7 and Form 1 to 3 are expected to have closed by March 3 to pave way for a conducive examination environment.
CS Magoha has constantly affirmed that the exams have been set with a human face and that candidates can handle all the papers.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta directed us that we must ensure exams have a human face and that is precisely what we have taken into account so the children need not be afraid,” assured Magoha.
According to the CS, the ministry has worked hand in hand with other experts to develop questions, which have now formed the tests for the exams to be done in March and in December.
CS further informed the public that the ministry is not only preparing for exams in March but we also the December examinations.
CS also said that all examination centres will have at least 30 candidates, with those with less than the set number merged.