KNEC postpones Class Eight, Grade Four tests over Mashujaa Day fete

KNEC postpones Class Eight, Grade Four tests over Mashujaa Day fete
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The National assessment tests for Grade Four and Class 8 pupils that were set to begin on Monday have been postponed to Wednesday, October 21.

The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) Chief Executive Officer Mercy Karogo said the decision was informed by the Mashujaa Day celebrations slated for Tuesday, October 20.

“The purpose of this letter, therefore, is to inform you that due to the Mashujaa Day celebrations on October 20, the date for administration of learning assessment tools has changed,” KNEC said in a statement.

With the new adjustments the exams will now end on Monday, October 26.

Students were expected to start with Mathematics, English, and composition on the first day; Science, Kiswahili and Insha on the second day and Social Studies and Religious Education on the third day.

The assessment tests are geared at establishing whether students are ready to continue with their studies following a 7-month break from school on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

The circular from KNEC further noted that the assessment of students in other classes would be conducted upon the reopening of specific classes.

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