Mount Kenya University Council Vice Chairman Dr Vincent Gaitho says the examination body KNEC should come up with a grading system which will enable the learners’ progress to the next level without interference.
KNEC’s primary role is to examine pupils and students especially those sitting for their KCPE AND KCSE examinations. Dr Gaitho says the examination council doesn’t play a more direct role in the learners’ school life and should therefore not appear at the end and purport to examine them.
Dr Gaitho says KNEC should devise a way where it is involved in every exam a pupil or a student has to face instead of waiting for 8 years for primary schools or 4 years for secondary schools.
The University Don proposes that the Government should do away with the on and off exams and instead embrace the international general certificate of secondary education (IGCSE) of the general certificate of secondary education.
He said embracing the different systems will create an opportunity where learners are awarded grades to progress to the next level based on their performance throughout their schooling period.