KNEC: Grade Six Learners Can Now Select Preferred Junior Secondary Schools
The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) portal has been opened for students in Grade Six can choose the junior secondary schools they want to attend.
KNEC Chairperson David Njengere said the portal opened on Monday, August 15, and the selection process will end on August 30, 2022.
Students were instructed to log into the site, pick the Grade Six registration, and select their best school to make their selection.
Students are to collaborate with their school administrators and teachers on the Junior secondary school selection.
The students have to choose two private, two national, two regional, two county, and four sub-county schools.
There are 8,933 public and 1,554 private Junior secondary schools totaling over 10,487 across the country and there will be 1,268,830 students moving on to junior secondary schools overall.
Njengere said that the final Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) for Grade Six would be given in multiple-choice format.
He explained that the Basic Education Curriculum Framework, rules that were released by the Ministry of Education in 2019, will be used by KPSEA for the Grade Six tests.
Education CS Magoha said in a media on Friday, July 22, that the students who have registered for Grade Six are expected to sit for the national exam from November 28 to November 30, 2022.
The Grade Six students will be assessed in five subjects: Mathematics, English, Integrated Science, Swahili, Creative Arts, and Social Studies.
In January 2023, the Grade Six students will enroll in the junior secondary school where they were assigned to continue into Grade Seven.
On Thursday, August 19, students are anticipated to resume their studies after a break for the country’s election period.