KNEC reveals new date for class 8 and Grade 4 exams

By Susan Njire

Grade four and class eight pupils who opened school on Monday October 12 will begin their end of term one examinations from  Monday October 19.
In a circular dated Thursday October 8 which was sent to all headteachers of public and private schools,KNEC acting CEO Mercy Karogo stated that assessments will test the learners understanding in various subjects.

The examination body also issued strict guidelines for teachers during preparation for the assessments which will be administered and marketed at school level. Standard 8 and Grade 4 assessments will be administered from October 19 to 23,,2020.Assesment for other classes will be conducted upon Reopening of specific classes,stated mercy.

Karogo added that the assessments will be considered as the end of term one tests which were to be done before president Uhuru Kenyatta closed the schools in March due to covid-19.

According toKNEC,grade four pupils will be assessed in English ,kiswahili,mathematics, environmental activities and science and technology while standard eight pupils will  be i be assessed in all kcpe subjects. This will be a combined paper assessing all strands from environment Al activities from grade 1_3 and science and technology four term one.

KNEC said the assessment is part of the 1.5billion global partnership for education GPE boust towards schools Reopening preparation.teachers will then be required  to mark and upload the results onto the KNEC portal.The examination body says it will verify and validate the scores uploaded by the teachers and also conduct data  analysis and interpretation.

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