Magoha Says KCPE And KCSE Exams Will Take Place As Initially Scheduled
George Magoha, CS Education, has denied rumors and requests to delay national exams and lengthen term days in response to the general election break.
The National Parents Association's chairperson, Nicholas Maiyo had asked Magoha to prolong the school year because of the disruption the elections had caused.
Maiyo also requested that the government, through the Ministry of Transportation, which is overseen by Cabinet Secretary James Macharia, control the (PSV) sector after some of the operators raised prices on Thursday, August 18, when schools resumed.
"We want to appeal to the government to take stern action against matatu SACCOs taking advantage to increase fares," Maiyo added.
The CS remarked that the KCSE and KCPE national exams will be conducted as scheduled in November.
He added that the polls had only slightly disrupted the academic schedule, which did not support extending the school year.
"Our children are extremely resilient. Quite a number of them had completed their syllabuses. They have enough time to revise and their safety is of importance," said Magoha
Parents have also requested a reduction in school costs through their representatives if the terms are not extended.
"Schools were to open on August 11, but this was pushed to August 18. Our appeal is that the school calendar be extended or if it is not possible, they reduce the school fees," Maiyo appealed to Magoha.