The Chairman of Kenya Primary Head teachers Association (KEPSHA), Meru Central Branch, Simon Mwiti has advised against holding too many examinations within a school term saying it undermined effective teaching and learning.
Abraham Tumuti’s scoop of this article from Kenya bring an encouraging caution from Simon Mwiti, the chairman of Kenya Primary Head Teachers Association.
Simon addresses a difficulty felt in more education systems in the world than governments are prepared to admit.
“Teaching first and … (then) … testing the understanding of learners”, as he puts it, shows that Mwiti is not against testing. He is simply asking for the results of the test to modify the way you teach and what you teach instead of it simply providing a set of indicators for purposes other than fostering true learning.