The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has made changes that will affect 2021 KCSE candidates.
Through a circular dated 11th May 2021 addressed to TSC County Directors, TSC Sub County Directors and Principals of Secondary schools Knec said it has released the seventh edition of the Elementary Mathematical Table this month and which should be adopted for use in schools in preparation for exams.
“The Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) released the seventh edition of the Elementary Mathematical Tables in May 2021. This seventh edition has been approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD). The publication is an essential tool in supporting curriculum in Mathematics, Sciences and for examination purposes,” said Knec CEO Mercy Karogo.
The edition has been improved both in content and presentation to enhance precision in Mathematics and Science calculations.
The content is restricted to the essential tables that are relevant for Knec examinations.
In addition some formulae, Standards Units (SI units) and physical constants relevant to Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry have also been included.
To mitigate against sale of counterfeit by unscrupulous traders, Knec says additional security features have been added.
According to Knec fake mathematical tables have inaccurate content which is misleading to the students.
The seventh edition is printed and distributed by the Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB), a state corporation under the Ministry of Education and is available in bookshops countrywide.
Knec urged teachers to use the edition in teaching and administration of both internal and national examinations.