Education CS George Magoha has today, Thursday, June 18 announced that KCPE and KCSE candidates are likely to sit for their national exams in April 2021, if the schools reopen in September.
Appearing before the the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19, CS Magoha said that the schools might not re-open in September due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country.
“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,” he added.
Magoha also said it would not be possible to do the exams beyond April 2021, saying the exams could be deferred to November 2021 if the situation does not allow examiners to sit for their exams by April.
“If the National exams will not be done by April, then we must be prepared for what I don’t want to say at the moment,” he warned.
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