KNEC To Print All National Exams In Fresh Changes. According to the task force’s recommendations, the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) will print national tests going forward.
In its report, which was presented to President William Ruto at State House in Nairobi, the committee suggested that “Develop the capacity of KNEC to print National Assessments in Kenya.”
If implemented, the United Kingdom will no longer publish the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), as it has done for many years.
The taskforce headed by Prof. Raphael Munavu voiced trust in KNEC, noting that the organization has demonstrated its ability to stop exam leaks and boost credibility.
The Presidential Working Party on Education Reform (PWPER) committee also advised KNEC to improve its portal to allow teachers to upload scores without the risk of compromises.
“In this regard, the stakeholders recommended that external assessment by the KNEC should carry more weight in determining the overall performance of learners,” read part of the report.
However, the task committee recommended assessing the site after learning that a few teachers routinely submitted fabricated test results. Poor internet connections and a lack of information and communication technology resources may have prevented some schools from using the portal.
For efficient monitoring of Competency-Based Assessment (CBA) and capacity building of teachers on assessment-related concerns, stakeholders have suggested decentralizing KNEC services to the counties.
The task force recommended that the government put more money into basic education to prevent further education crises in the future.
KNEC To Print All National Exams In Fresh Changes
“Basic literacy, numeracy, and transferable skills such as social and emotional skills ensure essential blocks for acquiring higher order skills,” the group recommended.
Additionally, the report encouraged the Ministry of Education to replace the current division of public secondary schools into “National,” “Extra-county,” “County,” and “Sub-county” with a categorization based on the planned subjects of study for students.