This year’s KCSE and KCPE exams will be done on April 2021 if schools are to re-open on September has it has been announced by the Education CS Prof. George Magoha.
The CS said that there would be a possibility that schools might not reopen in September since there’s an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases while appearing before the senate Ad Hoc committee on COVID-19.
He added that if the exams are not held in April 2021, it might not be possible to have the tests held next year.
“We are looking at the calendar at what time we can open schools and do exams, if we opened in September we might do exams in April, beyond that it won’t be feasible to do the exams,” said Magoha.
“Although we intended to open in September, as of now I can’t say if that will be possible. At this stage, our numbers are going up, and we might have a peak in September or October and we will decide if we would want to open our schools.”
If the schools reopen in September, the students will have actually stayed home for like six months, and this will have affected their syllabus coverage since they could have missed a lot.
Class eight and form four candidates will be given the first priority ahead of the planned partial reopening of schools in September which will enable them to at least cover some workload in preparation for their National exams.
The school calendar will be out by mid August as the president state earlier hence with this new exam dates the students will have ample time to complete the syllabus and prepare adequately for the exams.
The CS said if the national exams won’t be done by April 2021, “then we must be prepared for what I don’t want to say at the moment.”