KNEC Issues Directive On 2021 KCPE, KCSE Exams
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has revealed a slew of measures to ensure that the national examinations in 2021 are held in accordance with the Ministry of Education’s exam calendar.
David Njeng’ere, CEO of KNEC, confirmed that the council has begun training teachers on how to grade exams.
Primary school teachers would be trained to be examiners in English Composition and Kiswahili Insha, whereas secondary school teachers would be trained in English, Kiswahili, Biology, Chemistry, History and Government, Agriculture, and Christian and Religious Education (CRE).
Once trained, the tutors will be added to the council’s examiners database.
In order to avoid further disruptions to the school calendar, the government would strictly adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines on the Covid-19 pandemic.
The KCPE exam will be administered between March 4, 2022, and March 9, 2022, according to the Ministry of Education. KCSE exams, on the other hand, will be held between February 28 and April 1, 2022.
Njeng’ere announced that 1,225,693 candidates have registered for the KCPE 2021 exam, while 831,026 have registered for the KCSE exams this year.
This represents a significant increase in enrollment over the 2020 national exams. There were 1,191,608 candidates for the KCPE 2020, which means that 34,085 more candidates will sit for the 2021 exams, representing a 2.86 per cent increase.
In addition, 78,424 more candidates will take the KCSE in 2021, representing a 10.42% increase over the previous year.
This comes as the Ministry of Education tightened measures to ensure a smooth transition and the resumption of learning for all students.
This has resulted in Education CS George Magoha and other education stakeholders conducting a door-to-door mop-up exercise to locate all students who have not yet been reported to secondary schools.
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