School Reopening: KNEC Releases Full Class 8 Exam Timetable

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    Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha assesses Grade 3 learning at Joy Town Special School in Thika in September 2019
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  • The Kenya National Examination Council has released the timetable for Class 8 and Grade 4 school reopening examinations which are supposed to commence on Monday, October 19. 

    According to the council’s schedule, on the first day candidates will tackle Mathematics, English, and Composition. 

    On the second day, the students will be tested on Science, Kiswahili and Insha on which will be followed by Social Studies and Religious Education on the third. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta interacts with students of Nyiro Girls’ Secondary School, Samburu County at State House, Nairobi after donating a bus to the school on Friday, November 1, 2019.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta interacts with students of Nyiro Girls’ Secondary School, Samburu County at State House, Nairobi after donating a bus to the school on Friday, November 1, 2019.
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    For Grade 4 pupils, they will be examined on English learning, speaking and reading out loud for 10 mins per learner. 

    The special needs learners will be tested for 15 minutes each in the Braille. 

    Those with hearing impairment will be examined on English observation and signing, and English reading and signing for 10 minutes per learner. 

    The second day the students will be tested on English reading comprehension, Grammar and writing for 1 hour 20 minutes while those with special needs will be examined for 1 hour and 50 minutes. 

    They will also be tested on Mathematics, environmental activities science and technology. 

    Day three will feature Kiswahili listening and speaking and sign language for children with special needs. 

    On the last day, their Kiswahili grammar skills will be put to the test. 

    According to Knec CEO Mercy Karogo, the assessments are supposed to help learners adjust and refocus from the 7-month break. 

    Knec has partnered with Global Partnership for Education and schools that are not yet registered on the Knec Portal will have to work with sub county directors of education for assistance. 

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    Students being fumigated after schools across the country resumed learning on Monday 12 October 2020.
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