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No Learner Will Transfer School At Grade 6 Under CBC

It is now clear that upon reaching grade six, learners will not be able to transfer to any school under the new competence based curriculum.

According to a document by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), learners will only be able to change their schools between grade 1 and 5.

The document further reveals that upon reaching Grade 4 and 5, transfer of l learners from one school to another will only be effected at the office of sub-county director of education.

At the same time, learners will also need a special assessment number issued by KNEC upon finishing Grade 3.

The Assessment number will play a crucial role in  facilitating the assessment of the learners that kicks off in Grade 4.

It is of particular importance to note that this number will be consistent throughout their education and will be used by KNEC in recording and keeping the learners’ assessment progress.

In addition any learner opting to transfer from one school to the other, will have to retain the assessment number.

Under CBC assessment will be  in Grade 4, 5 and 6.

Transition from Grade 6 to junior high school will be based on a hybrid model involving a combination of Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) and KNEC tests.

Learners will be required to take CATs at the end of Grades 4, 5 and 6 that will be part of the final mark the learners get at the end of primary school.

Each CAT will carry 20 per cent of the final mark. This means the three CATs will cumulatively account for 60 per cent of the final score.

The remaining 40 per cent will be from the Kenya National Examination Council exam to be issued administered the end of Grade 6.

Headteachers shall access the Competency Based Assessment through a KNEC portal: cba.knec.ac.ke using the school’s username and password.



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