Will students sit for KCSE 2020?
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, The government of Kenya has been disrupted in running of Government programs especially the education sector which has halted until further notice.
On March 15, 2020, the Kenyan government abruptly closed schools and colleges and up to date, there is no school that has opened its doors.
The Government under the Ministry of Education headed by Hon. Professor George Magoha has been consulting all stakeholders with the aim of finding a suitable date for the reopening of schools and in every attempt to do so, has been hampered by challenges which are unavoidable.
According to the Government, all schools are to open in September (the star) but they are yet to draft the timetable for KCSE and KCPE examinations.
The Education ministry has been directed to prepare for reopening of schools beginning September subsequently hinting on the postponement of KCPE and KCSE exams.
But the facts remains, the KCSE 2020 candidates are going to sit for their kcse 2020 examinations however unfortunate it will be and regardless of whether it will be done in the year 2020, 2021 or 2022.
In year 2020, it looks like unlikely. In 2021 and 2022, it looks very possible depending on the Ministry of Health report.
Given that students may need at least 7 months to prepare for examinations with their teachers, it will then be unlikely the examinations will be done in the year 2020.
And given to Education CS sentiments, it may be possible to sit for the examinations between April and May of 2021 but this assumption holds water only if studies resume in September 2020.
What KCSE 2020 candidates need to do before final exams
The kcse 2020 candidates have no choice other than to continue learning in personal terms hoping to resume studies soon.
There are a number of online platforms which can be very helpful to these students.