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KNEC Issues Directives to Teachers Ahead of KCPE, KPSEA & KCSE Exams

KNEC Issues Directives to Teachers Ahead of KCPE, KPSEA & KCSE Exams

The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has established guidelines for teachers and students to follow before the national examinations.

Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations, as well as the inaugural Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), are set to begin in a few weeks.

KNEC asked teachers to warn their students not to give their money to scammers who give out fake test materials.

The teachers were also entrusted with devising methods to prevent exam cheating.

“None of those images being circulated are genuine examination papers. I challenge anyone to present an examination paper before the exam date,” KNEC stated. 

One supervisor will be in charge of at least 200 candidates. The invigilators who will be hired will be responsible for supervising twenty candidates.


While supervisors and invigilators will be recruited from other schools, principals will serve as center managers.

According to KNEC, only certified teachers would be involved in the activity.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will deploy over 250,000 teachers to assist KNEC in executing its responsibility successfully.

Nancy Macharia, the chief executive officer of the TSC, asked sub-county executive directors to vet the teachers who will oversee the activity.

“You must identify, nominate, and vet center managers, supervisors, and observers,” stated Macharia.

Both the KCPE and KPSEA will consist of multiple-choice questions. The examination papers will also have unique characteristics and will not be opened until the exercise begins.

The first Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will be given to Grade 6 learners at the same time that standard 8 pupils take the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) tests.


Candidates for the KCPE and KPSEA will practice on Friday, November 25, and take the examination from Monday, November 28 to Wednesday, November 30.

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations will then begin one month later, from December 2 to December 23, beginning on Friday, December 2.

This will be the first time a national test is given while President William Ruto is in charge. The new Cabinet Secretary, Ezekiel Machogu, will be in charge.

Ruto has already assembled a committee to examine the competency-based curriculum, as the head of state is eager to reduce expenditures borne by parents and the government.

The most urgent responsibility for Machogu will now be to implement CBC changes without fail.

Among these is a study of laws governing the education industry to eliminate redundancies, ambiguities, and inefficiencies and to strengthen connections.

The new CS will also be responsible for ensuring the smooth transfer of sixth-graders to junior high school.

As things stand, the inaugural Kenya Primary School Education Assessment will be administered to sixth graders on November 28.

If the task force maintains the status quo, Grade 6 students will begin secondary education in January.

However, other parents stated that their children, ages 12 to 14, are too young to enter Junior secondary school.

KNEC Issues Directives to Teachers Ahead of KCPE, KPSEA & KCSE Exams

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