Magoha Warns Parents on School Tests

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    Education CS during a press briefing about the re-opening of teachers training colleges on July, 2020
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  • Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, on March 4, warned parents against putting pressure on their children in the upcoming Grade Four examinations.

    “Parents must stop putting pressure on the learners.No one should be putting pressure on children about the assessment because they are not examinations,” Magoha said.

    The CS also cautioned parents against paying any money to schools for the administration of Grade Four tests that will be held from March 8 to March 18.

    “All schools received 50 percent of the capitation and no one should say that they are unable to administer the school-based tests,” the CS said.

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    Education CS George Magoha assess the learning situation at Embu County Primary School on Friday, January 15, 2021
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    He added that the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) had provided guidelines that were to be used in the assessment.

    “I urge colleagues from the education sector to ensure that the Grade Four assessment that begins next week goes as planned. KNEC has already provided guidelines on this important assessment, which is part of the successful implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC),” Magoha said.

    The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nancy Macharia while speaking during the event urged field officers to help schools in administering the tests.

    “I urge all field officers to support schools and ensure that class teachers access the KNEC assessment tools and administer them to their learners as seamlessly as they can," said Macharia.

    “I must emphasise that these tests should be done in normal class hours and all learners should not be put under any tense atmosphere different from their normal classes.”

    Education CS George Magoha inspects Olympic Primary School on Saturday, January 2, 2021
    Education CS George Magoha inspects Olympic Primary School on Saturday, January 2, 2021.
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