The Kenya Primary Education Assessment (KPEA) , which will be conducted under the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC), will take the place of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in the near future.
Speaking on Saturday During the release of the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education(KCSE) Examination , Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) chair John Onsati, said that this will occur near the end of the year, when the academic calendar will have returned to normalcy, when the final batch of Standard Eight students sit their exams.
“We want to inform Teachers Service Commission (TSC) that KNEC will be administering the Kenya Primary Education Assessment Grade 6 summative assessment at the end of the year,” said Dr Onsati
Education Cs Prof George Magoha said that students taking national exams in November and December for Grade 6, Class 8, and Form 4 must register between April 27 and May 14.
“The ministry has already set the examinations. I direct KNEC to start registering candidates for the exams,” he said confirming that more than nine million students will be under CBC when schools reopen on Monday.
Basic Education PS Julius Jwan emphasized that the registration for exams is free.
The new 2-6-3-3-3 curriculum will take over for the 32-year-old 8-4-4 curriculum. Since switching from the 7-4-2-3 system in 1985, this will be the country’s second time adopting a new curriculum.
This model included seven years of primary education, four years of lower secondary education, two years of upper secondary education (forms 5-6), and three years of university education.
Teachers who will be in charge of the upcoming junior high school classes, Grades 7 and 8, will be given a 10-month refresher course.