AFTER RECOVERY SICK STUDENTS TO SIT FOR EXAMS MOE
The Kilifi branch teachers’ union of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has expressed support for a plan that involves allowing unwell students who are taking national examinations to heal before taking the exams, rather than administering them in the hospital. This would be in place of conducting the exams in the hospital.
Julius Melly, who serves as the chairman of the Education Committee of the National Assembly, is the one who initially proposed this idea. Melly stated that it is unfair to burden students who are ill and hospitalised with tests, and he recommended delivering supplementary exams for these students once they have recovered from their illnesses. Melly’s argument was supported by the fact that he proposed offering supplementary exams.
This sentiment was mirrored by Opollo K’Opollo, chairman of the KUPPET Kilifi Teachers branch association. Mr. K’Opollo emphasised that students who become unwell during examinations frequently encounter challenges in completing their evaluations while confined to hospital wards.
In addition, the chairman asked the board of the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to establish effective measures to guarantee that national examinations are delivered to students on time, which is especially important when taking into consideration the anticipated El-Nino rains in the country.
The Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) for students in Grade 6 is one of the three national examinations that are planned for this year. The other two are the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations are scheduled to start on October 23 and end on November 24, with rehearsals commencing on October 19.