Unlike in the 8-4-4 system of education, KNEC will in future do away with policemen in administration of national examinations under CBC assessment ,KICD Chief Executive Officer ;Prof Ochieng’ Ong’ondo has confirmed.
Speaking while presiding over training for Quality Assurance Officers, County CBC committees, and education stakeholders at St. Teresa’s Girls in Kisumu. Prof. Ong’ondo stated that, unlike previous Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) administered examinations, there will be no police officers armed with guns and invigilators subjected to sleepless nights in the name of ensuring the exercise’s security.
Even as many parents argue that the implementation of Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) in the education system was a burden on students, experts argue that it was a less burden than the 8-4-4 system that is being phased out.
CBC entails formative assessment, which accounts for 60% of total marks, with grades 4, 5, and 6 accounting for 20% each, and the remaining 40% obtained from the final assessment in grade 6 to determine whether there is consistency in performance.
According to Prof. Ong’ondo ,CBC introduced the concept of remote learning which was very instrumental during the COVI D-19 period when the government chose to keep learners engaged for more than 9 months in order for them to comprehend what they had previously learned
The KICD CEO aslo noted that Kenya took the second position in Africa after Egypt in introducing radio, television, and online lessons for learners .The classes have greatly supplemented traditional classroom teaching and learning.