The Education CS Prof. George Magoha has hinted that the Ministry of Education (MoE) together with Kenya National Examination council (KNEC) had plans to start publishing National exams in the country.
Speaking to the press at Allidina Visram High School in Mombasa on Sunday, February 6, the Education Boss disclosed that, there is possibility of KNEC sourcing a local printer for the KCPE and KCSE examinations.
However, He said that this would only be possible once the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) is fully operational.
“Do you think that you, me and our relatives are ready to print the exams in Kenya? It is coming, once CBC takes route,” the CS declared.
He further stated that under the current curriculum, the capacity of learners is solely gauged by a single exam. This brings a negative hype towards the national test and the ripple effect is that some rogue players attempt to cheat.
Magoha added that to counter exam malpractices, CBC wiil make it possible for students to be assessed on core competencies and the exam will only come in as a supplementary.
“It will be done because the premiumness of the examination will be done. The child would have got 60 per cent on assessment, so maybe that time you can say for the 40 per cent, let us set it here (in Kenya),” Magoha noted.