KCPE termination nears as 2-6-3-3 system gets tested

Successful delivery of the new curriculum by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) will see the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination abolished.

The number of subjects under the 2-6-3-3 system will be reduced to create room for identification and nurturing of talents besides academic ability.

According to the KICD Director Dr Julius Jwan the new curriculum will aim at testing learners through continuous assessment tests.

“The national examination simply alienates some children and brands them as failures when they are hardly 18 years,” Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) Director Dr Julius Jwan said.

Speaking during the launch of a Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) at St Joseph’s Busia Girls’ Primary School in Busia county. Jwan said the 980, 848 tablets issued in 18,069 out of 21,729 schools country wide, representing more than 80 per cent, will enhance teaching and learning.

“The devices are not meant to replace the teacher, but to complement and make delivery of content more exciting and practical,” he said. Already, 1,806 teachers have been trained on use of ICT in Busia county, with only 85 primary schools not yet supplied with the devices.