Grade Six candidates to receive their results in January, says Knec

CEO TSC Dr.Nancy Macharia, PS Ministry of Education Dr. Belio Kipsang, CS Ministry of Education Hon. Ezekiel Machogu, KNEC Chairman Prof. Julius Nyabundi and CEO KNEC Dr David Njengere during the release of the 2022 KCPE Results at Mitihani House. [Silas Otieno, Standard]

Candidates who sat Grade Six national tests will know their results in January.

The Kenya National Examinations Council Chief Executive David Njengere announced that the Kenya Primary Schools Examination Assessment learners will have their results following the directive that Junior Secondary to be domiciled in primary schools.

"Following President William Ruto's directive that the Junior Secondary will domicile in Primary Schools, and that KPSEA will not be used to place learners in secondary schools, but for monitoring their progress," Njeng'ere said.

Njengere also said the commission will give KPSEA exam results on three levels.

''We will prepare a report on individual learners for the assessment. There will be a school-specific report and there will also be a national report on school based assessment," Njengere said.

He said the national report will provide feedback to the education stakeholders on areas that require interventions.

The reports will indicate the proportions of learners at each of the performance levels per subject where interventions are needed.

It will be released to Kenya Institute Curriculum Development, Teachers Service Commission and the Ministry of Education and will continue with the roll out of the JS.

In addition, Njeng'ere said there would be a school-specific report whose scope will be delivered to individual schools.

Njeng'ere observed that the learners will get individual reports to be uploaded on the school's portal by January 16, 2023.

Teachers Service Secretary Chief Executive Dr Nancy Macharia observed that the commission is developing guidelines that will be available in January.

Macharia said the 35,550 teachers set to be employed in the ongoing recruitment will be sent to the Junior Secondary to ease pressure on teaching the pioneer CBC class.

She noted that the commission has developed guidelines to teachers who will be handling the Junior Secondary learners.

"TSC has moved to develop guidelines on staff to handle learners who will be joining the Grade Seven. Part of the 30,550 we shall be employing, we shall also be developing guidelines on those that we shall be deploying to help in Grade Seven," she said.

She noted that the 9,000 permanent and pensionable and 21,550 interns will be posted to handle the pioneer class of CBC before schools open in January.

The commission will mount a robust capacity-building exercise to handle the learners. She assured the public that retooling of teachers who will handle the learners will continue come January.

"We shall embark on the retooling of teachers to cover all secondary schools and those who will be joining the CBC class implementation. We have already trained 60,000 teachers in secondary schools," Macharia said.

Education CS Ezekiel Machogu observed that with the presidential directive on the Junior Secondary domiciling in Primary Schools, parents will be relieved of the cut-throat competition of secondary school places for their learners.

"This means that parents will not lose sleep over finding great places in secondary schools which could have become their worst headache ever at the start of the year," he said.