Education CS Fred Matiang’i appoints team to assess KCSE performance

Thursday March 3 2016

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Students of Imenti North Muslim Girls Boarding School celebrate on March 3, 2016 after the school's mean score improved by 2.82 points. PHOTO | PHOEBE OKALL | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Thursday announced the formation of an inter-agency team to look into the performance of Form Four candidates in the last three years.

The team is expected to evaluate the performance in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations with the aim of determining why few candidates attain the minimum C+ grade required for university entry.

The team's report would also help in the curriculum review process, he said.

The team comprises officers from the Ministry of Education, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Teachers Service Commission and Kenya National Examinations Council.

Basic Education Director-General Leah Rotich will lead the team, expected to begin its work immediately.

The CS also disclosed that the ministry is looking at the issue of ranking schools and candidates in national examinations.

“My ministry is re-looking at this issue afresh and plans to re-engage all stakeholders on the issue so as to reach a consensus on how to possibly introduce a holistic method of ranking that takes into account a number of critical factors, including but not limited to schools’ performance in national examinations, co-curricular activities, physical facilities, leadership and governance, among others,” said Dr Matiang'i.