The Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) actively oversees and manages the intricate process of evaluating students’ knowledge and skills. Recently, it concluded its focus on administering the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination earlier this month.
The atmosphere at St George’s Girls Secondary School in Nairobi resonated with accomplishment as Knec CEO David Njeng’ere led the closing ceremony for marking English Composition and Kiswahili Insha. Addressing our dedicated teachers, he recognized their pivotal role: they successfully guided the KCPE exam through its transition into the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
“The 8-4-4 system regards you as its true heroes, and we hold deep appreciation for you. We implore your continued success in running CBC; indeed, we rely on it,” he underscored the significance of their contribution.
On November 1, Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang emphasized the swift initiation of the marking process following the conclusion of KCPE exams; this aim is to furnish parents with their children’s results before the festive season.
Belio underscored the urgency of the process, emphasizing: “Before we break for Christmas, our parents will know their children’s admissions. This knowledge enables them to mobilize necessary resources for school arrangements.”
Belio further assured the examiners: “The Ministry stands fully prepared to promptly compensate you for your vital role in administering these exams.” He emphasized, ‘This year, we guarantee timely disbursement of all due payments to our esteemed examiners.’
The national exams season is advancing, and Form Four candidates are intensifying their preparations for the final stretch of their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams. In the upcoming week, a diverse array of subjects – Geography, Physics, Business Studies, Agriculture – promises to command attention.
On Monday, the week commences with Geography Paper 1 and Physics Paper 1. Tuesday follows suit by introducing Business Studies Paper 1 and Agriculture Paper 1; meanwhile, on Wednesday–the midpoint of this academic marathon–we confront a formidable challenge comprising both Geography and Physics Papers in their respective sequels: namely, Part Two for each discipline respectively. Finally ending our examination journey is Friday’s climax where candidates grapple with an applied approach to theoretical knowledge through a practical examination of physics–a day that truly signifies culmination for all involved parties within KCSE 2023.
903,260 candidates actively navigate the seas of knowledge on this educational voyage: they demonstrate their understanding and skills. The exams’ conclusion signifies more than just an end to a testing period; it ushers in a new chapter for these learners.
Observing the education landscape in Kenya reveals a convergence of factors that shape the nation’s future: educators’ dedication; Knec’s meticulous oversight, and students’ commitment. The journey from primary to secondary education transcends mere exam-taking—it is an experience laden with transformational potential–a foundation for tomorrow’s brightness.