Prof George Magoha says 2022 Examinations will help to test the sustainability of transformation at Kenya National Examination Council.
As schools start reopening this week, more focus is put on KCPE, KCSE exams.
The parents will however again be facing fee headaches with some schools still imposing fees not approved by the government.
The examination is set to begin in March.
Schools reopened for the Third Term, which also acts as the final stretch for the KCPE and KCSE exams.
The term is set to run for nine weeks to March 4 with no midterm break.
Education CS Prof George Magoha said during the launch of KNEC’s strategic framework 2021-26 that 2022 will pose a test to the education sector in ensuring the safety of national examinations.
“This coming year shall test whether the transformation we have done at Kenya National Examination Council is sustainable or not,” Magoha said while launching KNEC’s strategic framework 2021-26.
“Instead of having the two normal exams (KCPE and KCSE), we are going to have five examinations,” he added.
According to the revised school calendar, the 2021 KCPE exams be written between March 7 and March 10, while KCSE will be conducted between March 11 to April 1.
These examinations will be the last to be done outside the traditional November-December school calendar.
Those in Class 7 and Form 3 currently will sit their national examinations between November and December 2022.
KCPE will run between November 28 and December 1, while KCSE will be done from December 1 to December 23.
In addition, the Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association, Indimuli Kahi said that most schools have already completed syllabus coverage for the finalist classes.
He added that the period will allow for adequate preparedness and polishing of the students for their KCPE, KCSE exams.