On Thursday, 21st September, the Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang warned school Headteachers over imposing remedial classes, adding the programs are illegal.
According to Education PS, Belio Kipsang, some school head teachers continue to impose illegal levies on parents to pay teachers who conduct. He said that he has no idea why teachers need extra hours in the name of remedial teaching.
Kipsang added that the hours the ministry has prescribed for teaching were sufficient for imparting skills, competencies, and knowledge learners will apply in tackling examinations. Remedial teaching and the levies associated with it were a burden to parents.
“Extra levies had made us acquire a bad name under the name of remedial teaching,” he said. The Education PS was speaking during a meeting with field education officials and national government administration officers.
This comes as the rehearsal date for KCPE and KPSEA is set for Friday, October 27, 2023. The exams for both levels will begin on Monday, October 30, and end on Wednesday, November 1, 2023
The exams for both levels will begin on Monday, October 30, and end on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. On the first day, candidates will sit for Mathematics and English papers.
On the second day, they will take Science and Swahili exams while on Wednesday, KPSEA candidates will sit for Social Studies and Creative Arts. Those sitting for their KCPE exams will take Social Studies and Religious Education.
Those sitting for their KCPE exams will take Social Studies and Religious Education. The rehearsals are set for Thursday, October 19, 2023. From Monday, October 23, to Friday, October 27, the candidates will take foreign language orals, sign language practicals, and music practicals.
On Wednesday, October 25, they will do a practical planning session for home science while on Monday, October 30, and Tuesday, October 31, they will take their home science practicals. From Wednesday, November 1 to Friday, November 3, candidates will sit for different papers on the above subjects.
Overall, the exam will begin on Monday, November 6 with English and end on Friday, November 24, 2023, with physics practicals.