First KCPE year at Kileva Eastfield Primary
Every school year is important, but the one now facing year 8 at Kileva Eastfield Primary is particularly special in that it’s the year that they take their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education
The KCPE certificate is awarded to students after they complete the approved eight-year course in primary education in Kenya, and so this is the first year that any Kileva Eastfield Primary pupils have been able to take the exams. They were introduced in 1985 when the 8-4-4 system of education was introduced (click HERE for a post that mentions this in “A Brief history of Education in Kenya”) and are supervised by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) examining body. The exams will take place at the school in the second week of November, and will take four days to complete.
Thanks to the donations received from supporters last year, we’ve been able to buy the appropriate text books for year 8, and so everything is now in place for everyone involved (including teachers and parents) to make sure that the pupils work hard and do their very best in their final year at the school.
Please join me in wishing them all the best of luck in their endeavours!