The Commission has also recalled all regional, county and sub-county officers from leave to ensure there is adequate resources and efficiency during the period. Teachers on maternity leave were however exempted from the exercise.
The 2021 KCPE was administered between March 7 and 9, 2022. The KCSE national examination commenced on February 28 and will end on April 1, 2022.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has deployed a total of 242,406 teachers to administer the 2021 primary and secondary national examinations. The teachers, who will are serving as invigilators, supervisors, centre managers and examiners in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations, were handed over to the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) after vetting.
TSC Chief Executive Dr Nancy Macharia assured a multiagency forum last month that the teachers will conduct the examinations fairly and transparently. “I wish to assure the country that all the teachers are fully prepared to play their part to ensure that everything comes together as planned in the entire national examinations period.
Only the best teachers, those who do not have any known disciplinary issues, have been identified as part of the Commission’s determination to guarantee integrity in examination administration,” she said.
The Kenya National Examinations Council has registered a total of 1,225,507 candidates in 28,316 KCPE examination centres as compared to 1,191,752 candidates in 28,467 centres in 2020. In the KCSE examination, 831,015 candidates were registered in 10,413 centres compared to 752,981 in 10,437 centres in 2020.