“The signing of the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) should translate to full delivery of enhanced learning outcomes. Strong quality assurance mechanisms should be in place to ensure that teachers are in class and children are learning. We cannot have a teacher spending most of the time looking after his matatu business and kiosk instead of teaching,” said the President.
According to Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, plans to reform the education sector are on course, including the examination system, curriculum and addressing spiritual needs of children.
“The programme of introducing chaplaincy in schools is on course. We are also on schedule on plans that you gave us and we will adhere to them,” he said adding that this year’s national examination candidates will be provided with a unique personal identifier number.
A total of 1,003,556 candidates are registered for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination while 615,773 are set to sit the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination.
There will be 28,566 examination centres for the KCPE and 9,350 for KCSE candidates.
A total of 6,037 KCPE and 7,001 KCSE private candidates also registered this year.
KCPE examination will last for three days starting from October 1 to November 2 while KCSE will start on November 4.