Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has told school principals not to accept exam success cards with pictures and portraits of people running for political office.
“If you receive success cards with portraits, destroy them because our children are God’s children and don’t belong to political parties or individuals,” Magoha added.
He stated that his ministry was prepared for the KCPE and KCSE exams, and he encouraged students not to be concerned because they would be tested on what they had learned in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He warned teachers and invigilators not to assist candidates in cheating, saying they would be dealt with harshly by his ministry.
The education calendar for 2022 is expected to be one of the most difficult. In the midst of rising Covid-19 cases and heightened political tensions, five national examinations in primary and secondary schools will be held.
Teachers, according to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, will be critical to exam success noting that all five national exams have already been set.
In 2022, two Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams will be held, as well as a Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) for Grade Six students in primary schools.
The second last batch of 8-4-4 students will sit for KCPE exams in March 2022, while the final batch of 8-4-4 students will sit for KCPE exams in December after a new government is in place.
Meanwhile, in secondary schools, students currently in Form Four will take the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam in March 2022, while those in Form Three will take the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam in December of the same year.
On Saturday, the CS commissioned a tuition block for a pre-secondary at the Kapsabet high school, which will be built by the government.
Magoha also paid a visit to Kapsisywa Secondary School to inspect a multi-million dollar library being built in honour of athlete Eliud Kipchoge at his rural home.