We sat for the same exams in a worse school than most of you na hatucomplain. KCPE ni lazima…education is a great equalizer. Kama mtoto wako hayuko gifted academically tafta pesa umpeleke private or GCSE he’ll finally get the degree as the end product. Hii maneno ya ubinafsi I.e kutetea kitu coz it only favours your needs haileti shangwe…be realistic.

If you eradicate kcpe you now put all national schools on the same level at which point it now becomes an issue of first come first serve. Which is how it should be! The birrionaires will take their kids to the private schools. The onus is now on the students to learn for themselves.

Are you sure?

Yes. What happens after KCPE is the equivalent of the NBA/NFL draft but in reverse. Pick students based on their CATs rather than kcpe results

terribleWASTE!!

Good you’ve changed tunes. This is also based on Merits and the CATS will also have to be standardized by a central body. That means each and every school in the Country will have to do the same CAT periodically, this will be very costly since it may start from around class 4 to class 8. Note: It won’t be fool proof…bado itaibwa na walimu au wazazi.

Kama mtoto ni handworker na amekuwa akisoma bado atapita kcpe na kama huwa hasomi or revise kwa exams za kawaida kcpe would not be different

Some guys hapa wanajichocha eti system ibadilishwe na hata parents meeting hawaonekani. Hata kuenda tu shukw once in a while kuongea na walimu hawajawahi enda. Hata homework za mtoto hawawezi angalia

I never changed tunes. My tune has been the same. There is too much weight placed on KCPE results that shouldnt be there. You could have been an A student all the way through primary and got diahorrea for thoae 3 days of KCPE and nailed a solid D. You will not be going to a distguished school, thats for sure!

Not true. Since kvpe is purely multiple choice, you could statistically score a good grade by pure guesswork.

Apart from class one23 all other classes in primary their exams are multiple choices exept English composition n Swahili Insha

Na pia kama mtoto alisoma multiple choices si vigumu kwake. Plus theae stats of yours, what percentage using guesswork pass the exams?

This is an hypothetical situation not an actual situation. Ni kama kusema unaeza guess sportpesa jackpot na ushinde…what are the chances of it actually happening?

I dont know, kwani ive done the research? Im just saying. Probability can we worked out for these things. For every multiple choice question there are four answers so meaning you have a 1 in 4 chance of picking the right one randomly. Expand that to cover all the multiple choice questions and papers and you will have an answer. I dont know how to do the math.

It can still happen! Granted The odds are slim but they are never 0.

And for kcpe the odds are higher

@Deorro & @Shabba Ranks

Example of guessing in SAT exams. The statistical probability is never 0…its low but never 0.

https://what-if.xkcd.com/2/

What if everyone who took the SAT guessed on every multiple-choice question? How many perfect scores would there be?

—Rob Balder

None.

The SAT is a standardized test given to high school students (similar to the ACT). The scoring is such that under certain circumstances, guessing an answer can be a good strategy. But what if you guessed on everything?

Not all of the SAT is multiple-choice, so let’s focus on the multiple choice questions to keep things simple. We’ll assume everyone gets the essay questions and fill-in-the-number sections correct.

There are 44 multiple-choice questions in the math (quantitative) section, 67 in the critical reading (qualitative) section, and 47 in the newfangled writing section. Each question has five options, so a random guess has a 20% chance of being right:

https://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/2/01.png

Although we all know the answer is always B.

The probability of getting all 158 questions is:

1544∗1567∗1547≈12.7∗10110

(That’s one in twenty-seven quinquatrigintillion.)

If all four million 17-year-olds all took the SAT, and they all guessed randomly, it’s a statistical certainty that there would be no perfect scores on any of the three sections.

How certain is it? Well, if they each used a computer to take the test a million times each day, and continued this every day for five billion years—until the Sun expanded to a red giant and the Earth was charred to a cinder—the chance of any of them ever getting a perfect score on just the math section would be about 0.0001%.

How unlikely is that? Each year something like 500 Americans are struck by lightning[1][2](based on an average of 45 lightning deaths and a 9-10% fatality rate). This suggests that the odds of any one American being hit in a given year are about one in in 700,000 (although probability can be tricky).

This means that the odds of acing the SAT by guessing are worse than the odds of every living ex-President and every member of the main cast of Firefly all being independently struck by lightning … on the same day.

waa basi mimi ni mkongwe ama nitaitwaje

They should also introduce university entry exams, there are a lot of people sneaking into universities who lack the intellect to be there, guys who will be much more useful if they joined technical institutions and learned practical skills that add real value to the economy.

The change we need is to prevent/discourage girls from going to colleges… It’s ruining our society by creating sluts/single mothers and career women… The environment created by higher education; i.e. a high concentration of young people with raging hormones, strong instincts and absent parental watch is a recipee for disaster…

And we all know education isn’t for everyone most people especially girls are satisfied with secondary school education but go to uni just coz it’s the norm and are thus more susceptible to bad influences