Schools Given One Week To Register Grade 6, KCPE and KCSE candidates
Cabinet Secretary for Education George Magoha has urged school heads and principals to register their students for three national examinations scheduled for November and December before May 14.
“Please ensure that every child is registered. I hope we are not going to argue about this.The government is paying exam fees for all students. It is the children’s right.”
The registration process for Grade Six, Standard Eight, and Form Four candidates for national examinations began in late April.
“To the headteachers and principals, we are disappointed that you have yet to start registering students and pupils for the forthcoming KPSEA, KCPE AND KCSE exams which must be ready at the very worst within a week,” the CS said on Saturday in Kisumu County.
“Stop listening to people who are saying that the 100 per cent transition has failed. The 100 per cent transition is working. We are going to mop up every child to go to school. That is President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order,” he said.
Grade six students will take the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), while Standard Eight and Form Four students will take the KCPE and KCPE exams, respectively.
The CS refuted claims that the proposed 100% transition plan for all Class Eight leavers entering secondary school is unrealistic, noting that the ministry is working tirelessly to ensure that the scheme is implemented across the country.
“The government is concerned and what we want is correct details for us to know the exact number of students who will sit for the national exams,” he noted.
He regretted that Principles and Headteachers were hesitant to register students for national exams, and he warned that the registration period would not be extended past the 14th of this month.