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Mudavadi says KCPE is a burden

By - | Published Thu, January 31st 2013 at 00:00, Updated January 30th 2013 at 22:17 GMT +3

By ROSELYNE OBALA  and RAWLINGS OTIENO

Amani Coalition presidential hopeful Musalia Mudavadi pressed on with the clamour to abolish the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), saying it condemned majority of the children who failed the examinations. 

Mudavadi said administering exmaninations to primary school pupils locks out many children aged between 13-15 and sends them to early child labour because they cannot proceed to the next level of education.

“At the age of 13, 14 and 15, these children are too young to make choices, too young to be prepared for any stage in life. Let KCPE be a test, but not serve to judge our children,” said Mudavadi.

He said nothing brings out disparities on the education system than KCPE and vowed to make the exam a test rather than a cut-off examination.


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