TSC news today. Ezekiel Machogu, Cabinet Secretary for Education, has announced significant changes to the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) grading system for 2023.
The revisions are expected to be applied to all future KCSE candidates.
CS Machogu aims to enhance the number of students who qualify for post secondary study through reforms.
Inside New knec kcse 2023 grading system
Machogu announced that the 2023 National Examinations season will commence on September 25 at the New Mitihani House, using only two subjects for grading.
The 2023 KCSE examination will be graded using :
- Mathematics and one language,
- either English, Kiswahili, or
- Kenyan Sign Language, according to the new grading system.
Examiners will be required to select five of each student’s best-performed subjects in addition to the two.
In the past, a candidate was graded on five compulsory topics: Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, two sciences, and one humanities.
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The CS predicts a reform initiative to increase the number of students preparing for :
- diploma, and
- TVET training at the certificate and artisan levels.
The CS has announced that exam materials will be collected twice a day from the 576 storage and distribution locations for the examinations.
It was also revealed that the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) will administer technology to assess teacher trainers electronically.
This year, three national tests will be offered, including the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) for Grade 6 students, the KCPE, and the KCSE.
TSC Orders Field Officers on Leave to Resume Duty For KCPE/KCSE Preparation
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has ordered all field officers on leave to return to work by October 16.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia announced the move as part of the institution’s preparation for the national exams.
Macharia stated that this was part of the efforts to ensure the successful completion of the final phase of national test preparations.
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Field officers will oversee and facilitate the Kenya Certificates of Secondary Education (KCSE) and Primary Certificates of Education (KCPE).
”The TSC has vetted a total of ⏩223,223 teachers who will serve as supervisors and invigilators and ⏩37,731 teachers who will serve as examiners for the 2023 national examinations.”