Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu on Tuesday, August 25, once again offered a solution to having the KCPE and KCSE exams in 2020.
The MP who doubles up as the Vice Chairman of the Education and Research Committee argued that the national exams could be done in November or December.
Wambugu noted that the exams can be done using the Community-Based Learning programme that is set for a nationwide rollout.Nyeri Town Member of Parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu addresses members of the public during a consultative Building Bridges Initiatives (BBI) meeting at the ACK St. Peters Hall in Nyeri on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
"All that the Ministry needs to do is to set up exam centres across the country exactly the same way they have suggested to do with Community Learning Centres. The candidates already have Index Numbers.
"The candidates can then register at the exam centre closest to them. Then the ministry creates an infrastructure to invigilate the exams and ensures all the children, their teachers and invigilators; are safe as the exams are done," he explained.
Wambugu added that the teachers marking the exams can factor in the realities of 2020 after students missed a huge chunk of the academic year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Community-Based Learning programme, however, hit a snag on Tuesday, August 25, after Justice James Makau temporarily stopped Education CS George Magoha from implementing the project.
The MP also explained how different classes across primary and secondary schools can be transitioned without having learners repeating.
"It can be done. All that we need to do is to adjust the respective syllabus to cover what wasn’t covered this year, as part of that year’s work," he noted.
He also sent a message to Magoha stating that not all who are pushing for the reopening of schools are cartels as Magoha alleged in his Tuesday address to the press.
With the reducing number of Covid-19 cases, Magoha hinted that schools could be reopened sooner than January 2021, as he had earlier on indicated.Education CS George Magoha addresses legislators in Parliament February 2020File
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