Parents across the country have been asked to exercise patience as the ministry of Education tries to implement the Competence-Based Curriculum which has caused an uproar among parents who have questioned its viability.
The Kenya Institute Of Curriculum Development has however assured the parents that the curriculum will be implemented in phases to address emerging issues that have been raised by parents and stakeholders in the Education sector.
Charles Ong'ondo, the Kenya Institute Of Curriculum Development Chief Executive Officer has outlined the criteria to be used in the CBC for Grade six candidates to join Junior secondary schools at the county and national level.
According to the CEO, the new curriculum would entail a balance between formative and summative assessment since the national exams KCPE was abolished in the new curriculum with KNEC expected to develop a competency-based framework to provide an effective way to gauge students.
"The assessment for the upper primary will be comprehensive to address mastery of multifarious competencies. The mode of assessment will entail a combination of teacher-administered formative assessment in Grades 4,5 and 6. A summative assessment will be conducted by KNEC at the end of Grade 6," Charles stated.
The formative assessment is expected to take upto sixty percent while the summative assessment is should take forty percent of the total results with the results then used to place the candidates in Junior secondary schools.
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