KNEC registration guidelines for 2021 KCSE and KCPE candidates

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The body incharge of examinations in kenya – Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has outlined the new procedures and directives on the registration of the KCPE and KCSE candidates of the year 2021. This body will also be very vigilant to ensure it monitors the double registration of candidates for this exercise that run up to July.

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Since the outbreak of Covid19 in the country, alot of changes have occured in the examination calendar. Like the KCSE and KCPE  for the year 2020 was done this year 2021 from March a different time and year as it was initially set to be done.

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Normalcy in the education and examination calendar will be resumed in 2023 where all the national exams that is KCPE and KCSE will taken during the month of November. For the KCSE and KCPE 2021, the Kenya National Examination Council has issued out guidelines that the exams will be done on March 2022 and for the academic year 2022 taken on the month of November later in the same year.

From the circular that was circulated  to schools, schools principal will be required to register the form three students in respective schools where they have been learning not any other. The same thing will be done by their counterparts in primary section (headteachers) during registration of the standard seven(std 7) pupils.

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The registration exercise began on 2nd June 2021 and will come to an end on 31st July 2021. On addition Dr Mercy Karogo the KNEC CEO  sounded a stern warning to school heads  to avoid the double registration of learners as this would help reduce by far the highest cases of examination malpractices in the country.

All the learners to be registered will be required to use their names as they are portrayed on the Birth certificates, their gender and the year of birth must also be correctly captured during registration. The subject to be taken by a learner will be also recorded down correctly during registration.

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Schools having learners below 15 will be required to be hosted by a neighbourhood examination centre. This will be only evaluated and determined by the KNEC sub county director of education. This is because the school does not meet the minimum requirements to be registered as an examination centre. In every sub-county  KNEC only allows one private examination centre.

The registration fee  for the learners registering for KCPE and KCSE  will be paid by the Government for both private and public schools learners except for the repeters, non-citizens and candidates from prisons.

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Despite much disruption of the examination calendar by the Covid19 pandemic, examiners added that they were very much  prepared for the setting of the National exams for this year.

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