Indimuli Kahi, chairman of the Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (Kessha), wants the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) to allow the students that were sick or pregnant to do KCPE and KCSE exams afresh.
He stressed that a girl cannot go through delivery pain at 5 am and has the energy to write an examination paper at 8 am.
He is calling for a system that is used in the university where there are special examinations done to students that are ill, where one needs proof from a medical doctor that they were actually ill.
This comes after the Nyeri county KPSA director Dionisio Ndegwa at his office on Wednesday said that the form one selection process should be done afresh, according to him the selection process was unfair to private schools.
It seems that the national examinations have been having setbacks from parents’ outcry on the secondary school selection process where their children performed well but did not get into the desired schools. But cabinet secretary George Magoha at the National primary school Headteachers held in Mombasa county said that the process was thorough and student selections were considered
To the doubt of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination results being out by Christmas however, Cabinet Secretary for Education Professor George Magoha assured candidates who sat this year’s KCSE examination that the results would be out.
Despite more than 700 examiners who had been marking the KCSE 2019 exams being ordered to leave their centers with “immediate effect” putting the quality of marking into jeopardy.
Another setback is top candidates missing spots in their school of choice and CS Magoha admitting that around 30,000 students will miss spots in the schools they had chosen.
Seems like there is a lot going on at the ministry of education let’s not forget that just a few days ago the Government has given school principals the go-ahead to increase school fees to enable them to provide the necessary infrastructure to enable the 100 percent transition.
By Kathleen Francisca