New KNEC Grading System for 2023 KCSE Examinations.
The current candidate waiting for this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination are likely to benefit from the new knec grading system for 2023 kcse examinations.
Details indicate that the new grading system is intended to reduce the number of required subjects as focus will be on those subjects where students excel.
In this system, learners will be graded based on their score in the following subjects;
- five additional high-performing subjects.
The above grading system will be different from the current one that grades students on seven subjects which include;
- two sciences
- two other subjects
Ngenjere insisted on the importance of avoiding subjecting over 900,000 students to a null system.
He also did indicate that a meeting discussing this matter is scheduled for later in September.
However, even with the introduction of the new changes, Ngenjere gave an assurance that the adjustment in the new KNEC grading System would not disrupt candidates’ preparations for the upcoming exam.
The new plan to alter the grading system follows suit with the suggestions made by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER).
Prof. Raphael Munavu who headed the education taskforce determined that the current system disadvantages students whose best subjects are not considered just incase they are not within the cluster.
The Ministry of Education was given one year to develop new guidelines for the new KCSE examination grading system for learners.
Presidential Working Group on Education Reforms (PWPER) indicated that English and Kiswahili examinations gauge a student’s literacy proficiency.
On the other hand, mathematics and sciences examinations focus on assessing numerical competencies according to the report.
Candidates who have been passing with distinction (an average of A or A-) has decreased over time, resulting in what some education stakeholders consider to be a waste.
New KNEC Grading System for 2023 KCSE Examinations