No more KCPE exam under new education system, Uhuru clarifies

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All primary school pupils will automatically transition to lower secondary school under the new 2-6-3-3-3 system of education.


Addressing delegates at the third national education conference organized by the Ministry of Education at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta clarified that pupils will not be required to sit any national examination at grade 6.


The Head of State said upon completing grade 6, all pupils will transition to grades 7, 8 and 9, which will now comprise lower secondary school, and will be housed in existing secondary
schools.


“Recommendations from the new curriculum taskforce recommended that the learners in Grade Six should not sit the national examinations allowing a 100 percent transition to lower secondary,” the President told delegates at the conference, where the Kenya National Union of
Teachers was incidentally, not represented.

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