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Former Education CS backs bill seeking to ban exams

07 August 2015, 12:08 Dennis Omido

Nairobi - Former Education assistant minister, Kilemi Mwiria has said that he supports a bill that seeks to abolish national examinations in schools.

Mwiria, who is the Presidential Adviser on Education, said he agrees with the provisions of Karachuoyo MP, James Rege's Basic Education Amendment Bill, 2014.

In the bill, Rege wants KCPE and KCSE exams scrapped off and be replaced with mandatory end-year progress exams for the learners, a point that Mwiria totally agrees with.

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“Our system of education is just about exams. You do the exams in a very short time, yet you spent so many years studying.

“It is not fair to determine the fate of learners in one or two weeks,” Mwiria said.

The bill also obliges Education Cabinet Secretary to ensure that all pupils who finish primary school join secondary schools, while those who complete secondary be able to access higher education.

Rege is expected to table the bill in Parliament for debate by MPs.

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