Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has announced the conclusion of marking the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.
“The marking exercise for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination that started three weeks ago has officially ended today.
“I take this opportunity to thank all the dedicated examiners and a committed team of Ministry of Education and Teachers Service Commission officials who worked tirelessly to ensure this exercise, which took place in 35 centres countrywide, was executed well,” said Magoha.
The CS was speaking on Friday while monitoring the end of the KCSE marking exercise at Starehe boys Center. He said his ministry will shortly embark on plans to have learners sit the 2021 national examination before the end of this year.
He also stated that his ministry is working to recover time lost to the Coronavirus pandemic, and urged stakeholders to brace for a Marathon. Magoha outlined the term three school opening calendar. Learners will resume studies on Monday next week except those in grade 4, who shall remain home until the 26th of July.
“I wish to emphasize that Grade Four learners will remain at home until July 26th, 2021 when schools will open for the First Term of the 2021 Academic Calendar.
“This is necessary because the Grade Four learners were part of the first batch of learners who reopened in the first case of the phased resumption of learning after the COVID-19 closure in October 2020,” he said.
Prof. Magoha advised that stern action would be taken against any school that infringes the stipulated guidelines by recalling Grade 4 learners before July 26.
“We have received reports that some private schools are planning to recall Grade Four learners together with other groups that are expected to open on Monday. Such schools must stop this plan and allow all public and private learning institutions to adhere to the stipulated calendar. Stern action will be taken against schools that reopen for Grade Four candidates.
“The Grade Four learners must be allowed to study at home until they join Grade 5 on July 26, 2021,” said the CS. Further, the Education CS says the Government has disbursed Ksh.7.5 billion to secondary schools ahead of the schools reopening.
He added that the Ministry of Education has also made a request to the National Treasury for the release of an additional Ksh.13 billion for the secondary schools and Ksh.2.8 billion for primary schools.
Further, the Ministry of Education has announced that the KCSE 2020 Will officially be released on Monday at Mtihani House by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha.