The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, has released the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, examinations’ instructions for subjects with projects/ practicals. Group IV subjects which have a project component includes Art and Design (442/3), Agriculture (443/3), Wood Work (444/2), Metal Work (445/2), Building Construction (446/2) and Computer Studies (451/3).
Through a circular dated 20th January, 2020, the examination council has instructed school principals and sub-county directors to download instructions for the group IV subjects from knec portal http://www.knec-portal.ac.ke.
In order to ensure that the projects/ practicals are being carried out as per the outlined timelines, KNEC has maintained the two innovations (introduced in 2019) relating to the assessment of the group iv subjects. “The projects’ assessment will have two (02) key milestones, which must be completed by March 31st and July 15th, 2020.
Here is project Schedule for KCSE 2020 Group IV Subjects
|PAPER CODE||SUBJECT||DATE FOR UPLOADING PROJECTS ON KNEC PORTAL||DEADLINE FOR UPLOADING SCORES AND PICTORIAL EVIDENCE FOR MILESTONE 1||DEADLINE FOR UPLOADING SCORES AND PICTORIAL EVIDENCE FOR MILESTONE 2|
|1.||442/3||Art and Design||By 6TH January, 2020||31st March, 2020||15th July, 2020|
|442/3||2ND April, 2020||N/A||15th July, 2020|
|2.||443/3||Agriculture||By 6TH January, 2020||31st March, 2020||15th July, 2020|
|3.||444/2||Wood Work||By 6TH January, 2020||31st March, 2020||15th July, 2020|
|4.||445/2||Metal Work||By 6TH January, 2020||31st March, 2020||15th July, 2020|
|5.||446/2||Building Construction||By 6TH January, 2020||31st March, 2020||15th July, 2020|
|6.||451/3||Computer Studies||By 6TH January, 2020||31st March, 2020||15th July, 2020|
The Portal will only be accessible for keying and uploading milestone one scores from 1st March to 31st March, 2020. While, scores for Milestone two are to be uploaded between June 15 and July 15, 2020.
A fine of Sh500 per candidate will be charged if the scores are not captured online, as stipulated.
KNEC says that the subject teachers are expected to upload candidates’ scores and pictorial evidence (portfolio) on the project portal; at the end of each milestone. This is a deviation from the past where subject teachers uploaded collated students’ scores at the end of the practical/ project period; mostly in September/ October.
According to KNEC instructions, the Pictorial evidence should be photographs of the candidates with their work, in either Graphics Interface Format (.gif) or JPEG (.jpg) format (These two are photograph formats obtained by using a digital Camera). Each candidate’s pictorial evidence should show the candidate’s name and KCSE examination index number.
The registration exercise for KCSE 2020 candidates is underway and it will be concluded on 15th February, 2020.