2021 KCSE Candidates Begin Practical Exams

[Photo: Kenya News Agency]

The class of 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates have begun their practical examinations today after holding their rehearsals last Friday.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) says theory tests will begin on 14th of March 2022 and end on 1st of April 2022.

This comes after the candidates concluded their project examinations which started in July 2021, in January.

They are Art and design, Agriculture, Woodwork, Metalwork, Building construction and Computer Studies.

KNEC says it is working closely with the Ministry of Education, Teachers Service Commission (TSC), the Ministry of Interior and the Coordination of National Government in administering and managing the examinations.

It says, there are adequate armed security officers in all the examination centres to provide security during the examination period.

Meanwhile, Education CS George Magoha has assured that the remaining exams will go on smoothly despite a strike threat by the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) over a salary dispute.

According to Magoha, KUPPET has raised legitimate concerns however it should not use the learners to achieve its goals.

“I want to plead with them to suspend that strike or they can issue it immediately after exams. It will be fair to the children,” said Magoha last week.

KUPPET is expected to give the way forward on Thursday where it will go on strike if it fails to hold negotiations with TSC.

The union members want a 30-70 percent salary increment for both the lowest and highest paid teachers.

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