Today marks the beginning of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams. Candidates from all schools across the country are sitting their final exams that would see them transit to Secondary school come next year.
This year’s KCPE exams is very important and special as it marks the end of an era for the KCPE. Those who sit the exams will be the last batch in Kenyan history to do a KCPE exams as from next year there will be no class 8. Kenya will fully move to the new curriculum, CBC, which do not have the 8-4-4 years but instead has 2-6-3-3-3 system.
The exams begin at 8 am on Monday with Mathematics paper for both normal, large prints and braille. Then midday there will be English Section A papers and later English Section B or simply composition, both normal, large prints and braille. On Tuesday, from 8 am, it will start with science paper then Kiswahili and later Insha. And on the final day,Wednesday, learners will say a goodbye to 8-4-4 with Social Studies and religious education paper.
The Cabinet Secretary for education Ezekiel Machogu made some important declarations that all class 8 pupils will be allowed to sit the exams whether they are registered or not as this will ensure all learners who were in class 8 are cleared off to pave way for the implementation of the CBC.