KCSE, KCPE candidates likely to sit exams in April 2021


KCSE, KCPE candidates likely to sit exams in April 2021
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha during a past address. PHOTO | FILE

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha says this year’s KCSE and KCPE exams will be conducted in April next year if schools are re-opened by September.

Appearing before the the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Magoha, however, pointed out that there is a possibility that schools might not reopen in September as intended due to the rising number of coronavirus cases.

He added that if the exams are not held in April 2021, it might not be possible to have the tests held next year.

“We are looking at the calendar at what time we can open schools and do exams, if we opened in September we might do exams in April, beyond that it won’t be feasible to do the exams,” said Magoha.

“Although we intended to open in September, as of now I can’t say if that will be possible. At this stage, our numbers are going up, and we might have a peak in September or October and we will decide if we would want to open our schools.”

The CS said if the national exams won’t be done by April 2021, “then we must be prepared for what I don’t want to say at the moment.”

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