All schools both primary and secondary resumed for third term for 2021 academic year that started on 3rd January.
This comes after the ministry of education under the leadership of Prof George Magoha compressed the academic years to recover the time lost when schools were closed for about 9 months due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As schools resumed for third term, students were expected to have a marathon of academic activities this year following the announcement from KNEC that five national examinations could be conducted in 2022.
KNEC has notified students, teachers and parents that this year is going to be packed with a lot of academic activities that will see the current form three, form four, class eight, Grade III and Grade V learners sitting for their national examination on the same year.
Form three, Grade III and Grade V will sit for the examinations in December of 2022 while the current form fours and class eight learners will sit for their K.C.S.E examinations in March of the same year.
On the other hand, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Officer Dr Nancy Macharia has issued a stern warning to teachers against aiding students to cheat in the upcoming national examinations.
Dr Macharia noted that as schools resumed for the third term, teachers ought to ensure the students prepare adequately for the national tests and urged them to uphold high levels of integrity during the examination period.
The five national examinations scheduled for this year’s packed academic calendar will see teachers, parents and students working around the clock to meet various individual responsibilities.
Following the loaded academic events in the compressed academic calendar, for sure teachers, parents and students are going to face tough times this year.