MOE Bans Mocks And Joint Exams In All Schools. Following a directive from the Ministry of Education to schools, mock and joint exams are no longer permitted at any school. All group and practice exams are still forbidden in all schools.
The ministry claims that this action will reduce the amount of time wasted, which will reduce the number of interruptions in classrooms.
The instruction says in part, “This circular is to ask you to bring to the attention of all schools within your jurisdiction and take corrective measures to stop any occurrence.”
Due to the likelihood that interschool exams will interfere with the academic calendar, Belio Kipsang, the current principal secretary, has also ordered all schools to stop joint and mock exams.
MOE Bans Mocks And Joint Exams In All Schools
According to Kipsang, this action follows a meeting with the Special Investigation Team, which was led by David Koech and Claire Omollo, and the Parliamentary Committee on Education.
The Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA), which rejected the jointly created practice tests, should also be recalled.
Previously, the ministry of education recommended replacing mock exams with Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs), meaning that most institutions were benefiting financially from the practice.