Principals Want Form 3 Registration of KCSE Candidates Stopped
The Kenya secondary school heads association has urged the government to stop registering students for KCSE while in Form three. Instead, the association said the registration should be conducted during the year of the examinations.
“When it is conducted in form three, many of these students disappear, because the examination fee is paid by the government, and the parent will not bother to ensure the child goes to school. The child does not care because they know time will come and they will seat,” said Mr Indimuli.
He said the policy should be reviewed to further incorporate hours, weeks, or months a student has spent in school to be tested.
Mr Indimuli linked poor academic results to students who do not attend classes.
The secondary school managers urged the Ministry of Education to design a policy whereby if a student fails to meet its criteria they will not be tested.
“We will submit that data to you and you will be surprised how many students disappear and appear for exams. When marking and the results are released you will be shocked, Teacher Service Commission (TSC) looks at the mean score and wonders, is this principal available or absent?” he added.
He urged parents to listen to teachers adding that wayward students must take responsibility for their mistakes.