KNEC Gives New Directive Regarding KCPE, KCSE Preparations
Preparations for the KCPE and KCSE exams next year are ongoing.
The 2021 KCPE exams will be held between March 7 and 10, according to the revised education calendar. The KCSE exams will be held between March 11 and April 1, 2022.
According to Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) Chief Executive David Njengere, online registration of candidates ended in August, with 2,056,719 candidates listed.
There will be 1,225,693 KCPE candidates and 831,026 KCSE candidates. According to Njengere, the number of candidates taking the 2021 KCPE exams has increased by 34,085 over the previous year.
According to KNEC data, an additional 78,424 candidates have registered to take the KCSE exams.
As the race to prepare examinations for candidates heats up, KNEC now wants education stakeholders to ensure that students’ data is well captured. Furthermore, all corrections must be completed by November 30, 2021.
“Any discrepancy in registration details should be officially communicated to the KNEC Chief Executive through heads of schools or sub-county directors of education for private candidates,” said Njengere.
During the verification, Njengere stated that the candidate’s name, year of birth, and gender should be accurately recorded.
Names of KCSE candidates are should be spelled correctly and that the order of names should be the same as it appears on the KCPE certificate.
He also stated that subject choices for KCSE candidates must be correctly entered and verified in order to conform to the grade award criteria outlined in the 2021 KCSE registration circular.
Furthermore, KNEC expects KCPE repeaters to ensure that they have used the correct KCPE index numbers and entered the correct codes for examination.
“And candidates with special needs are properly registered, and supporting documents are submitted to KNEC,” Njengere said.
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Meanwhile, a decision on the minimum number of examination centers has been postponed until December 9. According to KNEC, no examination center shall have fewer than 30 candidates.
The second term began on October 11 and will last 11 weeks, ending on December 23. The third term will begin on January 3, 2022, and end on March 4, 2022, according to the revised calendar.