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KCPE, KCSE might be postponed after recent court ruling

September 2, 2017 2:16 AM
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KCPE, KCSE might be postponed after recent court ruling

Students seating for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will be greatly affected after the recent ruling by The Supreme Court that will see Kenyans head back to the ballot.

The school calendar was already disrupted by the elections forcing students to lose almost four weeks.

KCPE examination will begin on October 31 and end on November 2 while KCSE examination will start on November 6 and end on November 29.

The Supreme court ordered for fresh presidential election to be conducted after 60 days which will be on November when KCPE students will be having their Science, Kiswahili Lugha and Insha exams.

A total of 1,003,556 candidates registered for the KCPE examinations and another 615,773 sitting for their KCSE exams will be affected.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), chaired by Prof George Magoha, are expected to meet on Saturday, September 2, 2017 to discuss the issue.

TUKO.co.ke has also learnt that over 23,000 primary schools will be used as polling stations during the poll while several secondary schools will be used as tallying stations.

Another headache for KNEC, is that thousands of the 312,000 teachers will also be recruited as clerks, presiding and deputy presiding officers across the country.

According to Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary-general Wilson Sossion, the union will listen to its members first before meeting next week Tuesday to make the final decision.

“The national steering committee will meet on Tuesday to deliberate on the move so that they can take a position and advise the Ministry of Education accordingly,” Sossion said.

“We cannot allow our candidates whom we have prepared for four years and eight years to be victims of an election process,” Kenya Union Of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) chairman Omboko Milemba added.

“We expect Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to convene a stakeholders meeting with the intention of moving the examination after the polls.”

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Source: tuko.co.ke

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