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Good News To All Teachers As MOE Makes Major Development Ahead of KCPE and KCSE

Shadrack Olaka

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Photo: Covid-19 Vaccines

Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia receives the Covid-19 vaccine at TCS headquarters in Nairobi on March 11.

Covid-19 vaccination for tutors begins today all over the country, in the same week that will also see the KCPE and KCSE examination papers being distributed to the regions.

School Heads have also hinted of schools being closed starting as early as today, if the government will fail to release the Ksh 15 billion free education funds in time.

According to the education calendar, all schools nationwide are expected to be closed by Friday, 19th of March to give way for the national examinations to 1.9 million candidates.

Photo: Covid-19 Vaccines

The of Heads of schools also stated that the purchase of examination material, particularly for practical subjects, will be very difficult if the government doesn’t release the funds.

The CS for Education George Magoha said that the money would be sent to schools’ accounts last week. But it is now 10 days later, and schools are still waiting to receive the mone. The head teachers are now saying that this will affect the national examinations preparations.

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KNEC is expected yet to give schools direction with a list of chemicals to be purchased by schools which will be used in biology, physics and chemistry practical papers.

Reports indicates that the distribution of the examination papers will begin this week to the 479 containers which will be also be used to store the same.

All county sensitisation meetings and selection and training of invigilators are scheduled to end in the course of this week.

About 1,088,986 candidates will sit the KCPE while another 699,745 will sit the KCSE exams.

The national timetables shows that KCPE will begin on March 22 and end end on March 24, one day before the begin of KCSE exams of which will last for three weeks and three days.

Photo: Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia during the past event

According to the CEO of Teachers Service Commission Nancy Macharia, 227,679 teachers have been qualifed and approved to administer the examinations as supervisors and invigilators.

However, it’s not clear whether all the tutors who will participate in the administration of the national examinations will have received the vaccine injection by end of the week.

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What is sure is that all the 15,000 tutors who fall between the 58 years age bracket and above will get the vaccination beginning today across the country.

The tutors have been requested to avail themselves to the 575 centres designed for vaccination.

which includes public, private and mission hospitals. Tutors will have to identify themselves at the facilities.

CEO Nancy Macharia appreciated President Uhuru Kenyatta for acknowledging teachers as frontline workers.

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