Dates set for Grade 6 pupils to Pick Junior High Schools

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is planning to open the portal from August 15 to 30 to enable grade 6 learners to select Junior High Schools in readiness for placement.

Speaking to the press on Friday, July 22, CS Magoha said that the 1.27 million Grade 6 pupils will sit for the national exam on November 28 – 30.

The exams will constitute 40 per cent of the total score while the Grade 4, 5 and 6 school-based assessments will make up the remaining 60 per cent.

The CS stated that in January 2023, a total of 2.51 million learners will be enrolled secondary schools.

He further noted that about 1.27 million pupils will transition from grade six and another 1.24 million will be moving to high school after sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.

Earlier on, KNEC released guidelines on how the Grade 6 exam scheduled for November will be conducted.

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In a statement to school heads, KNEC Chief Executive Officer, David Njegere, stated that candidates will undergo a School-Based Assessment (SBA) test in their domiciled institutions which will be marked by their teachers.

The results of the evaluation will then be uploaded to the portal after which they will register for the national exam.

Learners will then be allotted assessment numbers, similar to index numbers, which they will use to sit for the Kenya Inter-Mediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA) test.

Candidates will be sitting for five papers: Mathematics and English on the first day, Integrated Science and Kiswahili on the second day, and Creative Arts and Social Studies on the third day.

Schools will be expected to supply learners with materials needed for the practical evaluations, with KNEC urging schools to improvise some of the resources at their disposal.

Teachers will assess students’ responses and award them marks, which will be uploaded to the KILEA portal before the deadline which to be communicated by KNEC.

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