KNEC Introduces New Grading System to qualify more Students.
This year’s candidates for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination are expected to benefit from a new grading system that will see the reduction in number of required subjects and focuses on those in which they excel.
According to the council, Candidates will be graded based on their performance in the following key subjects i.e mathematics, English, Kiswahili, plus other five additional high-performing subjects.
The council indicates that this is a departure from the current system, where KNEC grades students on seven subjects (English, Kiswahili, mathematics, two sciences, and two others).
David Njeng’ere,the Kenya National Examinations Council KNEC CEO said that the potential impact of the changes on students hinges on the progress of engagements with stakeholders, more especially secondary schools section.
Ngenjere further emphasis on the the importance of avoiding subjecting over 900,000 students to a flawed system.
It was also promised that a meeting discussing this matter is scheduled for later in September.
Ngenjere further promotions that the adjustment in the new KNEC grading System would not disrupt candidates’ preparations for the upcoming exam.
This new move to change the grading system is in line with the suggestions made by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER) , a report that was tabled to the president on August 2023.
In the proposal from the committee headed by Prof. Raphael Munavu, th current system disadvantages students whose best subjects are not considered if they are not within the cluster.
.KNEC Introduces New KCSE Exam Grading System to Increase University Admissions.