C+ (Plus) and B- (Minus) might Miss University Direct Entry 2024
C+ (Plus) and B- (Minus) might Miss University Direct Entry 2024. The Ministry of Education recently introduced comprehensive changes in the administration of national exams for this year. At the same time, a new grading system for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will be introduced immediately. The upcoming examination period, which is scheduled from October 30 to November 24, will see a significant number of 3.5 million candidates sit for various national examinations including the Kenya Primary Schools Examinations (KPSEA), Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE ) and KCSE.
Ezekiel Machogu, the Education Cabinet Secretary, revealed that the revamped assessment structure for KCSE will now require candidates to calculate an average grade based on only two compulsory subjects. Mathematics is designated as the first compulsory subject, while the second can be chosen from English, Kiswahili or Kenyan Sign Language – whichever gives the candidate a higher score.
The reform aims to streamline the examination process and is expected to increase the number of students who qualify for university admission, diploma courses and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs at certificate and artisan levels. Education Cabinet Secretary Machogu highlighted the collaborative efforts involved in reaching these decisions, saying: “We met here today with all key stakeholders to discuss the new assessment structure that will be implemented in the 2023 KCSE examination.
The traditional requirement to examine candidates in five compulsory subjects in three groups comprising Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, two Sciences and one Humanities has undergone a significant transformation, as reported by various media houses at the 2023 KCSE press conference.
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