The National Education Committee wants the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) amended to allow candidates who give birth in hospitals exempted for their national exams.
The committee led by Tinderet Mp Julius Melly in a meeting with Officials from KNEC observed that the candidates are not in the optimal physical or emotional state to perform well in their national exams.
“We have discussed with KNEC that they need to come up with a better policy to ensure sick candidates and those young girls who have delivered will be offered supplementary exams when they miss their national exams,” he stated.
He says that such practices are unjust to the candidates and should be officially eliminated.
“How can you deliver an exam paper to a young girl who has just given birth or someone who just woke up from surgery in a hospital?”
In addition, the Committee cautioned school administrators at both the primary and secondary levels against withholding students’ examination certificates after they have completed their national exams.