KNEC Message to All Primary Heads
KNEC Message to All Primary Heads. The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is concerned that the majority of primary schools have not yet registered Grade 3 learners for the national examination in 2023.
At least 70% of primary schools have not registered their students, according to the Kenya Early Year Assessment (KEYA).
Following enrolment, each student will obtain an assessment number, which will act as their personal identity number up to grade 12.
There will be problems for those students who do not register because, in accordance with Knec, no student will be registered or given an assessment number after Grade 3.
These pupils won’t be able to take national tests like the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), which is one of them.
The national Competency Based Assessments (CBA) for Grade 3 pupils are likely to be announced by the Council this week.
According to the examiner, both public and private schools would subsequently use the online resources and start supplying the students with the materials.
However, schools have until August 11th, 2023, to make sure the exams have been taken, graded, and posted to the CBA website.
Knec requested that school administrators log in to the CBA portal at https://cba.knec.ac.ke in order to access the evaluation site in a circular dated April 17, 2023.
Any school that suffers password troubles was urged to get in touch with the relevant Sub-County Director of Education for a password reset.
The Kenya Early Years Assessment (KEYA) will be administered to all third-grade students as a starting point, while the Kenya Foundation Level Education Assessment (KFLEA) will be given to students with special needs and disabilities.
It will involve the Integrated Learning Areas (ILA). This indicates that exams in all subject areas will be given verbally and through practicals.
The students’ written tests will be administered in October. They will take two exams: activities in mathematics and in English.
Knec has urged headteachers to preserve all documents and evidence resulting from completed assessments.
Additionally, it recommended that the tools needed for the evaluations should be derived from the local classroom setting or, to the maximum extent possible, improvised.
From July of next month, Knec will also conduct tests for grades 4, 5, and 7.