BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH APRIL,2021-The Ministry of Education on Thursday announced that the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations will be administered early next year.
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha, speaking on Thursday at the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) headquarters during the release of the 2020 KCPE examination results, said preparations are already underway.
“The Ministry will immediately start preparations to mount the 2021 KCPE and KCSE examinations, which will be administered early next year,” said Prof. Magoha.
The CS also announced that schools are scheduled to reopen for third term on May 10, 2021 for all classes except Grade Four and Form One.
“We are hopeful that we will open as scheduled although we continue monitoring the country’s COVID-19 situation and the schools’ preparedness to adhere to all Ministry of Health guidelines of managing the virus,” he stated.
“I also thank the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta for working with development partners to avail us a Sh1.1 billion COVID-19 recovery fund part of which enabled KNEC to conduct an entry assessment as soon as the candidates reopened.”
CS Magoha further stated that the Form One selection exercise for all categories of schools will take place from May 28, 2021.