Examiners have started marking of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) 2021 examination scripts will begin today.
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has assured that the marking of KCSE will be done under strict and meticulous guidelines to see to it that integrity of exam is upheld.
According to CS Magoha the exercise will be conducted in 35 centres and be concluded in two weeks’ time to allow candidates ample time to transit seamlessly to colleges and vocational institutions.
Simon Nabukwesi who is the University Education and Research Principal Secretary recently hinted that the KCSE candidates will start joining universities as early as June, this year.
He further noted that admission into vocational institutions will begin in September.
“The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) will start placing the candidates in the institutions immediately the KCSE results are released. There will be no waste of time. Candidates will be picked to join universities in early June,” said Mr Nabukwesi when he inspected exam distribution in Nakuru.
Data from the the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) shows that a total of 831,015 candidates registered for the 2021 KCSE examination in 10,413 centres.
Examiners who are marking English papers are paid at a rate of between Sh57 and Sh77 per script, while those marking Kiswahili papers are paid between Sh57 and Sh69.
The same rate applies for those marking mathematics papers. Teachers charge between Sh50 and Sh52 to mark chemistry papers, same as biology and physics.
Knec has to part with between Sh52 and Sh55 to have history papers marked. Geography papers are rated at between Sh52 and Sh54 per script.