Government Announces When Last KCSE Will Be Done

  • By Rodgers Omondi on Thursday, 7 December 2017 - 8:16am @rodgeomondi rodgers@kenyans.co.ke
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    Ministry of Education CS Fred Matiang'i and other Senior Officials in the Education sector COURTESY
  • The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) on Wednesday announced that the last KCSE exam will be done in 2025.

    KICD Director Julius Jwan while addressing the Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA) Conference explained that the old curriculum (8-4-4) would end in the next 7 years.

    He noted that the curriculum would be implemented in stages adding that teachers would be trained to ensure a steady transition.

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    "When we roll out the curriculum, we are not going to do training for people who teach in primary up to Form Four; we start with the level that we are implementing first, that is the pre- and lower primary.

    “It is not hurried, In 2019 we will move to the next level, that is Standard Four and Five. Very gradual. Come 2020, we roll out Standard Six.

    “By the time we will be finishing the current system, we shall have taken about seven years. Is that really a hurried process? This is done very professionally," Dr Jwan was quoted by the Nation.

    Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education on Monday launched the selection of students into secondary schools.

    The best student in the October Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) Goldalyn Kakuya was selected to join Kenya High School.

    All other students who did KCPE were advised to follow up on their selection by sending a text to a given code.

    "As we did last year, students who cleared class eight will be required to send their index numbers to 20042 to know which secondary schools they will be joining and also to print their admission letters,”Education CS Fred Matiang'i stated.

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