Magoha’s Revelations About KCSE and KCPE Bring Joy To Parents And Teachers
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has informed the public that KCPE and KCSE examinations, which are timetabled to begin in March 2021, are ready.
Initially, the KCPE and KCSE exams had been scheduled to begin from October 27th 2020 and November 4th 2020 respectively.
The exams were, however, postponed to 2021, owing to unavoidable disruptions on the academic calendar, which were caused by Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor Magoha’s latest revelations about KCPE and KCSE examinations have brought immeasurable hope and joy to both parents and teachers. They have been assured by the CS that finally their learners will sit for the exams. The KCSE and KCPE exams will also be simple and straightforward to cushion the candidates, who are yet to recover from the effects of covid-19.
“The examinations are now ready and are very simple. Let parents encourage their children to continue preparing. I must also applaud the teachers for the manner in which they have covered the time table,” said Prof Magoha during a visit to Roysambu Primary School.
“Most learners, including candidates, never touched their books during the long holiday. Even after partial reopening of schools, the candidates’ minds were still at home and they could not concentrate in class. At least a simpler exam can help them score better grades. We hate seeing them fail,” said Mr. Kariuki, a teacher who doubles up as a parent.
Magoha reminded parents and learners that the official school reopening date is still 4th January 2021 and the government is determined to ensure 100 per cent preparedness.
“There may be challenges when we re-open, but we shall altogether deal with them as they come. This is a very serious issue and people should stop politicizing it because Covid-19 is here to stay and we must adapt,” he said.
Magoha further said the Government would provide protective masks for approximately three million learners strictly from poor families.
“We shall not provide masks to everybody because I strongly believe a large number of families can afford Sh100 to buy masks,” he said.
He said boarding learners whose parents might not be able to pay school fees due to the economic impact of Covid-19 should be allowed to continue learning as modalities of payment is being sorted.next