KNEC Contracts 250,000 Teachers For 2022 KPSEA, KCPE, And KCSE
The Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC) has contracted more than 250,000 teachers to administer this year’s three national examinations in November and December.
This is the first time that the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has administered three national exams—the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)—to more than 3 million students, the largest number ever.
The teachers are preparing for Kenya’s most difficult examination season, which begins on November 25.
Aware of the challenges likely to be encountered in the management of three examinations at the end of the year, TSC issued an early directive to field officers to identify and vet teachers of integrity for the exercise, the largest since independence.
Examination council data indicates that around 1.2 million candidates will take the KCPE, 1.3 million will take the KPSEA, and 800,000 will take the KCSE.
By the end of last week, subcounty directors were meant to have chosen and vetted national examination authorities.
The TSC Secretary, Nancy Macharia, advised the directors to identify and deploy the center managers, supervisors, and invigilators who will be involved in the administration of the national exams and put them into the system in order to ensure a smooth exam.
The KNEC stipulates that for every 200 candidates, directors must assign one supervisor.
In addition, the examination authority advised that no supervisors should be assigned to hosted and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) centers with the exception of those with just KPSEA applicants.
In November and December of this year, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) will administer the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) national examinations.
KCPE and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) rehearsals will be held on November 25, 2022, with the tests beginning on November 28 and concluding on November 30, 2022.
In contrast, the KCSE will be practiced on November 18 and administered between November 21 and December 23, 2022.
In addition, the council will conduct Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) rehearsals on November 18 and administer the exams from November 21 to November 25, 2022.