Friday August 16, 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has today said that pupils in Grade Six under the new curriculum will not be subjected to final exams, during the transition to secondary school.
Speaking during the Third National Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) Conference held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Uhuru said that scrapping off final exams will ensure there is a 100 percent transition of students from primary school to secondary level.
“There will be no examinations in Standard Six, which shall ensure that we now have 100 per cent transition from primary through to secondary school," Uhuru said.
The father of the nation also revealed that the task force formed by Education CS, George Magoha, had come up with recommendations stating that the lower secondary, which is Grade Seven, Eight and Nine should now be domiciled in the secondary schools.
The first batch of students to transition to secondary school under the new system will do so in 2024.
These are Standard One pupils who enrolled in the programme this year.
The Kenyan DAILY POST