National exams to be scrapped under new education plan

What you need to know:

  • The focus is to equip learners with skills rather than having them cram and reproduce facts.
  • In the framework, the curriculum provides that pupils join pre-primary at the ages of four and five followed by lower primary at between six and nine years.
  • Religious leaders, led by National Council of Churches (NCCK) General-Secretary Peter Karanja said they supported the review.

A new education system that will replace the 8-4-4 was unveiled Monday and will phase out the national examinations currently done at the end of primary and secondary education.


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