Machogu develops arrangements for the KCPE and KCSE exams.
Tomorrow, a meeting of the three Cabinet secretaries will be held to oversee the start of Kenya’s national exams for the current academic year.
This action comes in response to the disclosure of planned strategic adjustments meant to guarantee the secure administration of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.
The Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) is working hard to put policies in place that will get rid of any potential weak points that could jeopardize the integrity of these exams.
CS education As part of a multi-sectoral strategy, Ezekiel Machogu will serve as the meeting’s host while his colleagues Kithure Kindiki (Interior) and Eliud Owalo (ICT) will take part. The gathering is slated to happen on Monday at the Knec headquarters.
Machogu is anticipated to deliver comprehensive information regarding the three national exams that will be given to a record-breaking 3.5 million students during the meeting.
More than 1.2 million pupils will take the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), along with 1.4 million others who will take the KCPE test and 903,260 others who will take the KCSE exam, according to Knec data.
The KCPE exam this year is the final one to be administered under the 8-4-4 educational model. The Knec’s chief executive, Dr. David Njengere, has proposed changes to the transportation system.
The KCPE exam this year is the final one to be administered under the 8-4-4 educational model. To avoid early exposure of exam materials, Dr. David Njengere, the CEO of Knec, has suggested modifications in the transit of KCSE papers, particularly those scheduled for the afternoon session.
The morning and afternoon exams will no longer be delivered to schools simultaneously; instead, they will now be collected individually based on the planned session.
Papers intended for the morning session, for instance, will be distributed in the morning, while papers for the afternoon session will be safely preserved until they are required.
Njengere added, “The changes will involve the release and transportation of only one paper to the examination center at a time.” These modifications are largely directed at KCSE exams, which have been found to be the most vulnerable to early exposure.
In addition, the government has added 82 more storage containers, increasing the overall amount to 576. In order to make it simpler to access the closest storage container, schools have also been remapped.
There will be significant grading adjustments that will affect the KCSE exam. According to the recommendations of the Presidential Working Party for Education Reform, the final grades of students should be based on their performance in two required subjects. One language (English or Kiswahili) and mathematics will be required subjects.
The candidate’s top five subjects and these two subjects will be taken into account when determining the final grade.
At the moment, the Knec assigns grades to candidates based on five required subjects and two additional best-performing topics, such as mathematics, English, kiswahili, and two sciences from among biology, chemistry, and physics.