The exams for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, which are scheduled to begin today, are ready to go.
The Form 4 students’ national exams will be held from October 23 to November 24 according to the Kenya National Examinations Council.
Students will take oral exams in French, German, Arabic, Kenya sign language (practical singing skills), and music from today, October 23, until October 27.
Exams for both KCPE and KPSEA will begin on Monday, October 30, and end on Wednesday, November 1.
Knec is expected to engage 1,700 officers to monitor the administration of the exams.
The council said the officers are not only from Knec but also from other institutions within the education sector.
The 2023 KCPE examinations will mark the end of the 8-4-4 system in primary schools.
Over 3.5 million candidates will sit national examinations with KCPE candidates covering the most soaring number ever recorded in the country.
Just under a million will sit KCSE exams this year while 1.4 million will sit KCPE exams. Those registered to sit the inaugural KPSEA are 1.2 million.
During a briefing for the monitoring officers held at the Knec head office at the New Mitihani House on Monday and Tuesday, Basic Education Principal Secretary, Belio Kipsang urged the officers to be professionals and committed to ensuring effective and efficient conduct of the assessments and examinations.