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Candidates Set For 2022 National Exams

Candidates Set For 2022 National Exams

Most schools have completed the curriculum and are prepared for the national exams.

The exams for 2022 final year exams for grade 6, class 8, and Form 4 students are scheduled to run from November 28th to December 23rd, 2022.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has released an updated KCPE 2022 timetable, which will span three days, from Monday, November 28, to Wednesday, November 30, according to the new timetable.

The rehearsal for KCPE candidates is scheduled for Friday, November 25, 2022.

The outgoing CS stated that marking will be completed by December and exams will be released on January 23, 2023.

KCSE, on the other hand, will be practiced on November 18 before being administered between November 21 and December 23, 2022.

The council will also hold rehearsals for the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) on November 18, followed by exams on November 21 – 25, 2022.

Since then, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has directed Sub-County Directors to identify, nominate, and vet centre managers, supervisors, and invigilators to spearhead the exercise and deploy them by October 18, 2022.

TSC, in a statement issued by CEO Nancy Macharia, also instructed the Board of Directors to follow a ratio of one invigilator for every 20 students and one supervisor for every 200 candidates.

Kiambu township’s primary headmaster, John Mwania stated that they have been using various methodologies, such as using discussion groups as part of the revision, as well as the already established chalk and talk method, to ensure that everything is in place and the students are well prepared.

Mwania told KNA on Thursday that the CBC curriculum is not the same as the previous 8-4-4 system, which included revision papers and mock exams to familiarize students with the structure and questions.

“The first batch of CBC students are set to face their final assessment this year which, unlike the 8-4-4 system, constitutes a percentage of the summarized exams taken throughout the years before university,” he said.

Anderson Muthama, Headmaster at St. James Primary School in Kiambu, admitted that despite their preparations, they have had a challenge with the CBC when it comes to teaching and has had to deal with it.

“We continue to inform parents on how they can properly assist their children even though they may not always have the resources available to do so. We are lucky because most of the parents are enlightened which helps although some still hold hope that the old system will return to ease some of the pressures,” he said.

Roselyn Litaba, Kiambu Sub County Director of Education, confirmed that Kiambu schools are ready for the exams and that they are preparing to receive examination papers when the time comes.

She acknowledged that, while the implementation of the CBC has been fraught with difficulties due to a lack of preparation and a scarcity of CBC trainers available to educate teachers, they are on the right track and are coping.

“We will make sure that the containers used to house the examination papers are in a good state and also hold an induction for all teachers involved,” Litaba said.

The integration of the CBC curriculum has not been a smooth process, with the public expressing confusion about the system’s understanding, while others have come out to criticize the government’s implementation, calling for reforms.

Following the end-of-year exams, the January 2023 cycle will proceed normally, as the typical school calendar will resume its normal schedule following the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Kiambu has a total of 1373 schools, including 1045 primary schools and 328 secondary schools.

Candidates Set For 2022 National Exams

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