In Summary
  • CS Magoha orders Knec to open online portal to allow revision before October tests.
  • Prof Magoha said unlike previous years where the pupils could change their placement choices after their KCPE results have been released, this year’s candidates will not get that chance.
  • CS Magoha also warned schools against exam cheating, saying no leakage will be allowed.

Pupils in their final year of primary education will not be allowed to change their Form One selection choices after sitting the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha on Monday ordered the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) to open an online portal to allow candidates to revise their Form One choices before the October tests.

“I expect the Council to provide guidelines on the revision exercise to ensure it is completed by Friday, August 2, 2019,” he said.

Prof Magoha said unlike previous years where the pupils could change their placement choices after their KCPE results have been released, this year’s candidates will not get that chance.

The CS was speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) during the Examinations Preparedness meeting with education officials.

NO LEAKAGE

Basic Education Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang said the move is meant to stop human interferences in the placement of candidates.

“Parents should be well informed and guide their children accordingly. Candidates will only be placed in one of the schools they will have selected,” he said.

CS Magoha also warned schools against exam cheating, saying no leakage will be allowed.

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