Kenya to scrap National Exams under new curriculum

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Kenya to scrap National Exams under new curriculum

Kenya’s new education system that will replace the 8-4-4 was unveiled Monday and will phase out the national examinations currently done at the end of primary and secondary education, Daily nation reports.

According to the report, the new system will be competency-based and will focus on putting emphasis on identifying talents and nurturing them.

Rather than having tests at the end of eight years of primary and 4 years of secondary, the new system will emphasise continuous assessment tests.

According to the new National Basic Education Curriculum framework, the new system will give every child a chance to succeed in life by carving out pathways that develop their interests and allow them to live and work locally, nationally and globally.

According to the new curriculum, leaners will take two years in early childhood education, three in lower primary, three in upper primary, three in lower secondary and three in senior secondary.

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) and Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) cautioned the government against rushing the process and suggested that teachers be re-trained

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