The Kenya National Examinations (Knec) has officially changed the dates when the Learning Continuity in Basic Education (LCBE) assessments will start and end.

Through a circular sent to head teachers, Knec CEO, Mercy Karogo directedfor immediate adjustments due to the coming Mashujaa day celebrations. The assessments had been scheduled to start on Monday 19th October but Knec has released new starting date. The circular to school heads read as below

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To: All Head teachers

RE: CONDUCT OF LEARNING ASSESSMENTS UNDER THE KENYA GPE COVID-19 LEARNING CONTINUITY IN BASIC EDUCATION PROJECT

Reference is made to my earlier circular Ref: KNEC/GEN/R&QA/NAC/GPE-COVID19/54/2020/11 dated 8th October 2020 on the conduct of learning Assessments under the Kenya GPE COVID Learning Continuity in Basic Education Project. As indicated in the earlier communication, the administration of the assessments will be greatly informed by the Monitoring Learner Progress (MLP) assessment administered at Grade 3 in 2019.

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The assessments wil be administered at school level as per the guidelines and assessment schedules provided by KNEC, and following regulations upon which administration of assessments/ tests is anchored.

Teachers will score and upload the scores onto the KNEC portal using the guidelines provided by KNEC. The guidelines are contained in the administrative documents which will be uploaded onto the assessment portal alongside the assessment tools.

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The purpose of this letter therefore is to inform you that due to the celebration of Mashujaa day on 20th October 2020 the date for administration of the Learning Assessment Tools has changed.

The Class 8 and Grade 4 assessments will now be administered from Wednesday, 21 October 2020 to Monday, 26 October, 2020.

Assessments for other classes will be conducted upon reopening of specific classes.

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This is therefore to inform you of the change of administration of the assessments and request that your school continues in making the appropriate preparations for the Assessments.

MERCY KAROGO

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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