All Grade Six pupils will choose their preferred Junior Secondary Schools next month. This has been announced by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.
According to Magoha, those who will make the choices will be a total of 1.27 million pupils. Magoha said that the selections portal will be open from August 15 to August 30.
These grade six pupils will sit their national exams between November 28 and November 30.
Exam areas are Mathematics, English Language, Kiswahili or Sign Language, Integrated Science (Science and Technology, Agriculture, Home Science and Physical and Health Education) and Creative Arts and Social Studies (Social Studies, Christian Religious Education/Islamic Religious, Education/Hindu Religious Education, Art and Craft and Music).
At the same time, 1.24 million pupils are expected to sit their national exams this year. This means that in January 2023, a total of 2.51 pupils will be joining secondary schools.
Pupils in grade 4 and 5 will continue with their school-based assessments as per the 2022 calendar year.
“KNEC has already administered SBAs to the 2022 Grade 6 cohort at Grade 4 in 2020 and at Grade 5 in 2021. It is evident that the assessment scores submitted by schools for the SBAs are objective, with the scores revealing a normal distribution curve in 2020 and 2021,” said Magoha.