New KCSE 2022-2025 Setbooks for Secondary Schools; KICD Releases New List of Setbooks For 2022-2025
NEW KCSE 2022 SET Books
A month ago, Literature and Fasihi teachers in all Kenyan Secondary Schools were put on notice over the impending change of setbooks for KCSE Candidates starting 2022.
The government body concerned with curriculum designs, KICD has honoured its pledge and is approving new set books for secondary schools and Teachers Training Colleges (TTCs).
The books will be used as from May 2022 when the present Form 2 students will join Form 3
KCSE Set Books Replacement Cycle
KCSE set texts are replaced after four years have elapsed.
The process of books replacement is subjected to a rigorous panel, which includes Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) officers and quality assurance standard officers from the Ministry of Education (MoE).
Teachers, tutors in TTCs and university dons in English and Kiswahili are also used in the evaluation process.
KICD evaluates the books to determine suitability for use in relation to the objectives of secondary and TTC curricular.
This time round, KICD received a total of 142 books from 39 publishers after the horn of submission honked in March 2021. These comprised 90 set books for Kiswahili and 52 for English.
Presently, 10 books are listed under this category.
New List of KCSE Literature and Fasihi Set Books 2022-2025
▪︎ A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Perched Earth by Elieshi Lemo, The Successor by Francis Imbuga, The Floods by John Ruganda and Julius Caesar_ by William Shakespeare are among the vetted and prescribed books for high school literature.
▪︎ Others are, Edited by Chinua Achebe, Dilemma of a Ghost, by Ama Ata Aidoo, Maru by Bessie Head, Time and River by Zee Edzell and Silas Marner by George Eliot.
• Current Form 2 students should prepare to sit for new set texts in May 2022.
• If books like _Julius Caesar_ by William Shakespeare become KCSE set texts, then students and teachers should brace themselves for serious English.