Parents protests over demands by schools in administering Grade four learners

Parents have raised concern over some of the items needed by teachers to evaluate Grade four learners. The Kenya National Examination (KNEC) urged teachers to use readily available material for the assessments.

“We advised teachers to make the assessments as local as possible and based on items that are readily available within the school set up,” said Knec Acting Chief Executive Officer Mercy Karogo.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha also asked headteachers not to put Grade 4 pupils under undue pressure during the administration of the tests.

“No one should put pressure on children about the assessments because they are not examinations. Even parents must stop putting pressure on the learners because these are not examinations,” said Prof Magoha.

However, parents who spoke to The Standard termed some of the demands by teachers as outrageous ,saying most of the items may not be readily available.