No remedial teaching ahead of exams, says PS
Education Ministry has issued a warning to administrators against requiring remedial lessons, indicating that such practices are prohibited.
According to Belio Kipsang, the principal secretary for basic education,has expressed his concern about some school administrators who continue to charge parents with illegal levies in order to pay teachers who provide remedial instruction.
Ia statement Kipsang stated, “teachers cannot explain why they require additional hours in the name of remedial teaching.”
Kipsang asserted that the amount of time allotted by the ministry for instruction is adequate to impart the knowledge,the skills, and abilities that students will need to succeed in exams.
Kipsang also made the point that remedial instruction and the fees related to it were a financial burden on parents.
Kipsang said that the extra fees had given the ministry the reputation of providing remedial instruction, he claimed.
Back on September 19, Belio Kipsang spoke at a gathering with colleagues from the Coast Region’s national government administration officers and field education officials at Mombasa’s Shimo La Tewa Secondary School.
Since primary and secondary schools get ready for the national exams, the Kipsang has issued his caution.
The examinations for the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) will start on October 30,2023.
The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams will start on November 3 and end on November 24.
The ps said that the ministry would take action to maintain the legitimacy of national exams.
Kipsang also urged educators to conduct this year’s national exams honestly in order to win back the public’s faith.
In order to improve on the credibility, validity, and reliability of the examinations, he stated, “as officers assigned to oversee the administration of national examinations, we must ensure that we guard the conduct of the examinations against all types of malpractices.”