Thirty three (33) Maria Consolata Teachers Training College students in Isiolo county have missed sitting for final Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) ECDE exams after the college principal failed to pay their examinations fees to the examination body.
The angry teacher trainees accused the principal of pocketing up to Ksh250,000 which was to cater for the exams.
It’s reported that the school principal has since been arrested and is set to be arraigned in court.
The students have called upon Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha to intervene and help them sit for the examinations to avert further suffering especially when seeking employment.
According to a timetable issued by KNEC, rehearsal for the examinations was on Monday, November 29, 2021.
The exams were slated to kick off on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, and conclude on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
The 2021 ECDE examination will be the last that KNEC is offering under old curriculum; as the government changed the curriculum system from 8.4.4 to Competency Based Curriculum(CBC) which resulted to changes in assessment of learners.
The certificate course in ECDE was phased out and replaced with Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education which embraces the new curriculum.