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No written interviews as pupils join class one

05 January 2016, 09:07

Nairobi - Pupils who were joining Standard One this term did not do written paper interviews as new admission guidelines took effect Monday.

The Ministry of Education in partnership with United Nations Children's Fund developed a new assessment tool that scrapped written exams to replace them with various skills assessments to test the general character and capabilities of pupils.

Areas such as languages and literacy, mathematical thinking, creative arts and physical competencies, scientific thinking, life skills, music and movement competencies, spirituality and morals will be appraised.

In addition, a pupil’s ability to say a short prayer, use of polite words, interact with strangers, take care of domestic animals, will be used to determine a pupil’s readiness to join Standard One.

Standard reports that the new assessment tool has led to higher admissions in public Primary Schools.

- For more details visit Standard

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