New 2020 KNEC Timetable, Exam Dates for Grade 4 and class 8 Assessment Tests
The national assessment test for Grade Four and Class Eight pupils which was scheduled to take place at the start of this week has been postponed to Wednesday, October 21.
The decision was arrived at following today’s Mashujaa Day celebrations which would have complicated the entire exam process.
“The purpose of this letter, therefore, is to inform you that due to the Mashujaa Day celebrations scheduled to take place on October 20, the date for administration of learning assessment tools has changed,” said KNEC in a statement.
New KNEC Exam Dates for Grade 4 and Standard Eight National Assessment Tests
The council has also released the new exam dates which are in line with those of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams.
The pupils will commence with the Mathematics paper, English and Composition on the first day.
They will then sit for their Science test, Swahili and Insha on the second day, before sitting for the religious studies test on the last day.
No restrictions on Time
KNEC has also requested Invigilators to give learners enough time to do their exams even when the time required elapses.
This notion of issuing a national assessment test is pegged on the fact that by the time schools closed in March, learners in Grade Four and Class Eight were left with two weeks before starting their end of term exams.
According to a recent report from Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), the exams to be taken by those in Grade Four was to test what they had learnt in 2019 while in grade three.
The current exams are also meant to assess whether the students can proceed with the current class after a six-month-long break due to Covid-19.
For learners in Secondary schools, form fours, KNEC has already issued fresh Guidelines on how practical based exams will be conducted.
The teachers responsible for the projects have so far been directed to upload data on the affected candidates onto the KNEC portal.
This comes even as the number of covid-19 cases continue rising everyday.
The Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has issued a warning to Kenyans who don’t seem to give a hoot about their health by disregarding Covid-19 protocols.
Health experts have predicted a resurgence of the virus, the second wave that is likely to hit the economy pretty hard.
There are insinuations that schools could close again for fear of Covid-19 spread.
The other learners are also yet to be recalled back to school.