Magoha Assures Candidates That KCPE and KCSE Exams Kick Off Next Month
Outgoing Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha announced that the national KCPE and KCSE exams will begin on November 28.
Professor Magoha assured candidates on Monday at the Kerugoya Catholic Church grounds in Kirinyaga during the post-World Teachers’ Day celebrations that exams would be completed on time.
He stated that the marking will be completed in December and that the examination results will be released on January 23 of the following year.
Prof. Magoha asked teachers who would be marking exams to cooperate, promising to pay them promptly if they did a good job.
He advocated for the Competency-Based Curriculum and thanked President William Ruto for establishing a task force to review the education system.
He noted that the government has made significant investments in CBC, adding that 10,000 CBC classrooms have been built across the country but the contractors have yet to be paid.
The CS stated that the construction funds had been budgeted for and urged the government to release the funds so that the contractors could be paid.
At the same event, Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Collins Oyuu urged the government to increase teachers’ pay by 60%.
He bemoaned the fact that teachers were demoralized as a result of receiving peanuts from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
“To motivate teachers, the TSC should consider increasing their pay,” he said.
Mr. Oyuu, who was accompanied by Kirinyaga branch KNUT Secretary Patrick Kanaiyu, also observed that schools were understaffed and called for the hiring of 58,000 additional teachers to make teaching easier.
Kirinyaga Senator Mr. Kamau Murango, Woman Representative Njeri Maina, and Kirinyaga Central MP Gachoki Gitari were also present at the function and vowed to continue supporting calls to improve teacher welfare.