President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Friday, declared that pupils in grade 6 under the new curriculum will not be subjected to the final exams.
The President was speaking during the third national Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) conference held at the KICC.
“There would be no examinations in standard 6, which shall ensure that we now have 100 per cent transition from primary through to secondary school,” he declared.
The head of state also revealed that the task force formed by CS George Magoha had come up with recommendations stating that the lower secondary, which is grade 7,8 and 9 should now be domiciled in the secondary schools.
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development had been pushing for class 7 and 8 teachers elevated because the primary school cycle will be shortened to six years.
The two classes will be dropped from primary school and incorporated to junior secondary school.
Under the new curriculum, primary and secondary schools will each have six classes.
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development wants primary school classes that will fall vacant in the new arrangement converted to junior high school.