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Kaimenyi bans Mock exams

31 July 2015, 08:02 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Education CS Jacob Kaimenyi has banned national mock examinations, stating that they are added unnecessary pressure on students.

Kaimenyi said Thursday that the exams all over the country had caused unrest and brought pressure to students and were totally unnecessary.

He added that it was prudent that schools set internal tests to reduce the chances of students having to deal with the pressure similar to that of the real national examinations.

" We have to do away with the many mock examination in schools from sub-county to county mock examinations. They are not necessary and are the cause of the current problems we have been seeing," he said.

Kaimenyi made the remarks at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development in Nairobi.

There has been cases of unrest across the country and during the stakeholders’ forum on school unrest in Nairobi, there were efforts to ensure that the issues end quickly and soon.

" All county education boards must be firm but fair in ensuring the safety of learners and school properties, including taking legal action where found necessary and appropriate" he stated.

Student strikes have hit several counties, with Kericho, Busia, Bomet, Migori, Embu, Nakuru, Taita-Taveta, Kilifi, Kiambu, Nyeri and Machakos all being affected.

Mock exams have a similar structure to national exams as they are set across several schools and in recent times Counties to gauge the preparedness of students to tackle national exams.

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