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Secondary School Heads Want Exam Dates Changed

Secondary School Heads Want Exam Dates Changed

Secondary school teachers have requested that Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha revise the school calendar and change the exam dates.

“Many schools have started on revision and that is the most important period in preparing the candidates,” Indimuli added.

Kahi Indimuli, the chairperson of the Kenya Secondary Schools Headteachers Association (KESSHA), called for an increase in learning time, claiming that the two-week closure had disrupted the school calendar.

“If we delay further, maybe the minister may be forced to call a stakeholder meeting to discuss further whether we will be ready to sit for the exams in December.

“We may not be able to get the students ready for exams transition may also end up being delayed,” said Indimuli.

Schools across the country closed for the half-term on August 2 as the country prepared for the August 9 elections.

They were supposed to reopen on Monday, but this was pushed back to tomorrow due to the lengthy process of counting and tallying votes.

“Any other closure that will come after this will make us lose the gains that we have been having,” said the KESSHA chair.

On Monday, the results of the presidential election were announced.

However, stakeholders claim that if the calendar is not adjusted, candidates will have to complete a shortened learning period before sitting for national exams.

Candidates for the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams will take the exams from November 28 to December 1, and from December 1 to December 23, respectively.

The first CBC students will also take the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) on November 28.

Schools were initially closed for a one-week half-term holiday beginning August 6 and returning on August 13.

This year’s third term will run from September 26 to November 25.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha stated that the school calendar will not be postponed any further because it could result in another round of learning disruptions.

Magoha insisted that the national exams would go ahead as planned.


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He stated that if the presidential election is successfully challenged in court and a new election is ordered, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission should locate alternative polling locations in tertiary institutions.

He claimed that doing so would save time in an already crowded academic calendar.

Secondary School Heads Want Exam Dates Changed


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