KNEC Will Assess KPSEA in 13 subjects Offered at the Upper Primary Level using Five test Papers
From August 15 to August 30, the Kenya National Examination Council( KNEC) will have its portal open for Grade 6 scholars to choose Junior Secondary seminaries( JSS) in readiness for placement.
According to Prof. George Magoha, press clerk for education, selection for admission of scholars into JSS will be grounded on merit, including performance on the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment( KPSEA), equity in scholars ’ choice of seminaries grounded on recommendations from parents and preceptors, and institutional declared capacity.
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“ Learners, in discussion with their parents and preceptors will be given an occasion to elect a public or private secondary academy of their choice for their JSS education. Parents shall meet the cost of literacy in private seminaries as is the usual practice. In compliance with the 100 per cent transition policy, all learners will be placed in Junior Secondary academy institutions, ” Magoha noted.
He made the reflections as he commissioned the KNEC Headquarters at the new Mitihani House in SouthC. For standalone JSS, only those that are registered will be eligible for selection and placement.
According to Magoha, scholars will be placed in all presently operating, officially registered public and private secondary seminaries. Public secondary seminaries that partake a emulsion with a public primary academy will use the primary academy’s available classrooms as an fresh literacy space.
Being registered private secondary seminaries will be open to learners whose parents will pay the private secondary seminaries ’ freights.
“ JSS established from being registered private primary seminaries which have expanded their installations to accommodate JSS will be available for learners whose parents will pay the freights charged by the private secondary seminaries, ” explained the CS.
He said that the being registered public and private secondary seminaries won’t bearre-registration to offer JSS education.
The Ministry will, still, take over enrollment of all JSS established as stage-alone institutions established from being private primary seminaries as long as they’ve complied with the minimal demand of classrooms and have a completely equipped laboratory.
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“ Registration of JSS will be in agreement with the Registration Guidelines for Basic Education Institutions( 2021). The Ministry will cover the process of enrollment to insure compliance with the CBC conditions, ” he explained.
The CS stated that the learners ’ transition to JSS under CBC will be told by the KPSEA assessment results and will be grounded on a combination of the learners ’ scores from the School Grounded Assessments( SBA) given in Grades 4, 5, and 6 and the National Summative Assessment to be administered in November.
For each of the three Grades — Grades 4, 5, and 6 — the School- Grounded Assessments( SBAs) will regard for 20 of the total scores, with the SBAs inclusively counting for 60 of the scores to be used in reporting as scholars transfer to JSS.
The 2022 Grade 6 cohort has formerly entered SBAs in Grade 4 in 2020 and Grade 5 in 2021 from KNEC.
KNEC is in the process of administering the Grade 6 SBA, which started on July 18 and will be completed by September 9.
At the end of Grade 6, KNEC will administer a summative assessment to all the 2022 Grade 6 learners from November 28 to 30.
The assessment will contribute 40 per cent of a learner’s score as they conveyance to JSS School.
Magoha said that KNEC will assess the 13 subjects offered at the upper primary position using five papers.
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They include Mathematics, English Language, Kiswahili Kenyan subscribe Language, and Integrated Science which combines four subjects videlicet Science and Technology, Agriculture, Home Science as well as Physical and Health Education.
The fifth subject to be examined will be Creative trades and Social Studies which combines Social Studies, Christian/ Islamic/ Hindu Religious Education, Art and Craft as well as Music.
“ Each of the five papers will be scored out of 100 per cent. The overall score will be reported as a totality of the scores in the five papers and will be out of 500 marks. Learners will be issued with a transition report for the KPSEA, ” explained the CS.
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