KNUT pushes for postponement of KCSE,KCPE

As the debate on whether or not to open schools continues , teachers in the country are now calling for the postponement of the national examinations to next year.

Through the Kenya National Union of Teachers, the tutors want the Kenya certificate of secondary examinations(KCSE) and the Kenya certificate of primary education(KCPE) to be moved to March of 2021.

KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sosion says that it would be better to postpone the examinations rather than exposing innocent children to contracting the corona virus and possibly dying in the name of examinations.

He said that doing examinations is not the ticket to heaven and they can therefore wait.

KNUT wants the government to be realistic and alter the school calendar to allow the postponement of the examinations.

Schools are scheduled to be reopened next month subject to the governments decision and the report by the special committee set up by education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.

University lecturers,parents and even civil society groups have opposed reopening of schools in June saying that it will be exposing children to the risk of corona virus.

They want the government to first contain the spread of the virus and put adequate measures in place to guarantee the security and safety of both children ,teachers and school workers.

 

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