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KNEC INSTRUCTIONS TO SUPERVISORS, INVIGILATORS, TEACHERS AND CANDIDATES

SUPERVISORS ARE ASKED TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO ENSURE THAT THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE BROUGHT TO THE NOTICE OF THE TEACHERS AND CANDIDATES UNDER EXAMINATION.

TEACHERS are advised to ensure that their students are carefully drilled on how to carry out the instructions given below and are aware of the penalties for irregularities or misconduct.  Candidates are required to follow these instructions carefully.




     GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES

  • Be  at  your  seat  in  the  Examination  Room  five  minutes  before  the  time  fixed  for  the  examination  in  the  various  papers.   Morning  sessions  will normally start at 8.00 am and the second sessions will start at 11.30 am.
  •  A candidate who arrives late will be required to give a satisfactory reason to the supervisor.  Except in exceptional circumstances, a paper will not be given to any candidate who is more than half an hour late.  Absolute punctuality is essential for certain papers, e.g. Shorthand.



  • If an examination paper for which you are not entered is handed to you, or if the questions indicate that other materials should also have been given out, speak to the supervisor at once.
  • Attend carefully to any general directions that may be given at the head of a paper, e.g. directions limiting the number of questions that should be answered.
  • Write your name, your index number as well as the name of the paper on the first page of each answer book or sheet of each set of papers you use. Your index number must be written in clear figures in the space provided on every sheet or page of answer book.
  • Write on both sides of the paper, but do not use the margins.  Begin the answer to each separate part of a question on a fresh line.
  • Write the number of the question clearly in the left-hand margin at the beginning of each answer.  Do not copy the question.  Be careful to use the same system of numbering as appears in the question paper.  Leave a blank line after the answer to each question.
  • Write your answers with black or blue ink.  You may use a fountain pen or ball point pen.  Pencils should only be used for diagrams.  Remember that handwriting and spelling will be taken into account.  Bring mathematical and drawing instruments for subjects for which they will be needed.



  • Read the questions carefully.  Much time may be wasted in writing down information that is not asked for and no marks are given for it.
  • Do not write so much upon one or two questions as to leave yourself not enough time to answer others which you are able to answer.
  • As soon as notice is given to stop, ARRANGE YOUR ANSWER BOOK AND SHEETS IN THE CORRECT ORDER (this is normally the order in which you answered the questions).   Make sure that they all have your index number written upon them.   Fasten them together at the left-hand corner and hand them UNFOLDED to the supervisor.
  • Withdrawal from the examination should have been notified to the Council before any papers of the examination are taken.




CAUTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES

 

  1. You  are  not  allowed  to  leave  the  examination  room  before  the  end  of  the  period  allocated  to  the  paper  except  by  special  permi ssion  of  the supervisor.  NO CANDIDATE SO PERMITTED MAY TAKE A QUESTION PAPER OUT OF THE EXAMINATION ROOM.
  2. Do not leave a sheet of paper you have written on or your answers in such a position that another candidate can read them.  You should not give or obtain  unfair  assistance,  or  attempt  to  do  so,  whether  by  copying  or  in  any  other  way,  and  your  work  should  not  show  proof  of  such  unfair assistance.
  3. No communication whatsoever in whatever manner between candidates or with outsiders is allowed during examination.



  4. You are not allowed to have in your possession or in your proximity while in the examination room, any book, notes, papers or any other materials whatsoever except the correct question paper and any materials expressly authorised by the Kenya National Examinations Counci l.
  5.  You may only use mathematical tables printed by the Kenya National Examinations Council, and these should not contain any additional notes except the printed information.  If you are using a slide ruler as permitted by the Regulations it should not contain formulae or other data that may give you undue advantage over other candidates.  If in doubt, check with the supervisor.



  6.  You must return immediately to the Supervisor any incorrect question paper given to you.
  7.  You must not take any used or unused writing paper out of the examination room.  Any rough work must be done on the official answer paper and; if not to be submitted with the answers, must be left on the desks to be collected by the supervisor and destroyed.
  8. Disorderly conduct or the causing of disturbance in or near the examination room will be treated as a serious examination irregularity.
  9. Note that cell phones are prohibited in examination rooms and the examination centre.  Any candidate caught in possession of a cell phone will have his/her results cancelled.




PENALTY FOR EXAMINATION IRREGULARITIES

 

  1. The KNEC Act 2012 rules and regulations, offences and penalties stated in  sections 27 to 40  for cases of examination irregularities will apply. Some of the highlights in these sections state that:
  2. A  candidate  who  commits  an  examination  irregularity  in  any  paper  will have  the  results  for  the  WHOLE  SUBJECT cancelled.   Such  a candidate will not be entitled to a result and will be awarded result “Y” overall.
  3. If there is evidence of wide-spread irregularities in any centre, the whole examination results for the whole centre will be cancelled.




Any person who:-

  • a)  Gains access to examination material and knowingly reveals the contents, whether orally or in writing, to an unauthorized party, whether a  candidate  or  not  will  violate  section  27  and  the  penalty  will  be  imprisonment  for  a  term  not  exceeding  ten  years,  or  a  fine  not exceeding two million shillings or both;
  • b)  Wilfully  and  maliciously  damages  examination  material  will  violate  section  30  and  the  penalty  will  be  imprisonment  for  a  term  not exceeding two years or a fine not exceeding five million shillings or both;
  • c)  Is not registered to take a particular Council’s examination but, with intent to impersonate, presents or attempts to present himself to take the part of an enrolled candidate, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both and shall be prohibited from taking an examination conducted by or on behalf of the Council for a period of three years.




 Candidates are therefore strongly advised not to engage in any examination malpractice that may lead to any of the above  actions taken against them.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER




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