Preparations for the KCPE and KCSE exams are underway, and Education CS Prof. George Magoha has affirmed that this year the government officials will be more efficient and strict than ever. The national primary exams will commence on October 28th and end on October 31st, while the secondary schools exams will begin on November 4th and end on November 27th.
Speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) during an exam preparedness meeting with officials in the education sector on Monday, CS Magoha said together with his colleagues in the government-Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, ICT CS Joe Mucheru and TSC CEO Nancy Macharia-they’ll ensure all goes well. “We are going to be more efficient than before. Now it’s easy to speak one language,” he said.
The CS further urged teachers to cover the whole syllabus and not to be in a rush, “Don’t waste time revising,” he said, faulting the idea held by some that it’s better to finish the syllabus early enough in order to revise. He said the exams cover the whole syllabus, and the candidates will give what they have according to the intelligence they posses, irregardless of plans set out by teachers.