Speaking on the media, Cabinet secretary Education, Magoha responded to demands of postponing KCSE and KCPE examinations.
There were demands, to extend the education calendar that is the term dates. According to parents, this would allow for students to make up for the weeks they lost during the election break.
Education cabinet secretary, Goerge Magoha , stated that the Kenya certificate for primary examinations and Kenya certificate for secondary examination will be sat on come november as the education ministry has stated earlier on.
CS Magoha stated that,the two weeks break had little impact on the learning of the students and so there school calendar will not be interfered with.
Magoha further stated that most schools had covered their syllabus and the students were only but revising.
He further assured parents that students have a way of bouncing back to their studies. They should not worry about the extension of the school calendar.
Magoha also stated that the school breaks were for safety of students during the election periods.
The government was worried of a 2007-2008 post election violence that could subject students to physical, emotional and even mental torture.
The incharge of the parents association had requested the ministry of education to extend the school calendar dates to make up for the lost time.
He further stated that , if the ministry does not extend the school dates then they should plan on how parents could get a refund or a reduce of the fees paid in this term.
He said,”Schools were to open on August 11, but this was pushed to August 18. Our appeal is that the school calendar be extended or if it is not possible, they reduce the school fees.”
He said,”Our children are extremely resilient. Quite a number of them had completed their syllabuses. They have enough time to revise and their safety is of importance.”