KNEC latest news: ECDE AND SNE KNEC April 2020 exams postponed following Coronavirus Outbreak in Kenya
The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC has put off Early Childhood Development Education, ECDE exams and Diploma in Special Needs Education, SNE exams which had been slated for April 2020 until further notice.
In a circular dated March 30, 2020, copied to principals of tertiary level colleges offering 2020 SNE and ECDE programs, KNEC CEO Dr. Mercy Karogo said that the decision to postpone the exams was informed by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive ordering a total shut down of all learning institutions, colleges included.
“The Kenya National Examinations Council wishes to inform you that the 2020 ECDE (proficiency, certificate, and diploma) exams which had been scheduled to take place between April 12, 2020, and April 16, 2020, and Diploma in Special Needs education, SNE scheduled to run between April 12, 2020, and April 23, 2020, have been postponed until further notice.” Said Dr. Karogo.
Dr. Karogo further added that the new examination dates for ECDE and SNE April 2020 KNEC exams will be announced once colleges re-open and resume teaching/learning.
KNEC’s update comes at a time when the number of coronavirus positive cases keep on soaring. In the last 24 hours, CS Kagwe confirmed that Kenya has recorded 8 more coronavirus positive cases bringing the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Kenya to 50 by Monday March 30, 2020.
Speaking at Afya House in Nairobi during a media briefing on Monday, March 30, 2020, Dr. Patrick Amoth, the Director-General- Ministry of Health noted that according to projections, the number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya is likely to rise to 10, 000 by the end of April 2020.
Therefore, Kenyans should prepare for tougher times especially if they fail to adhere to the coronavirus directives issued by the Government and the Ministry of Health.