The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has announced dates it will administer three national examinations that will be taken by candidates before the end of the year. The three national examinations are set to be done between November and December include Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
According to guidelines issued by KNEC, Rehearsals for KCPE, as well as the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), will be conducted on November 25, 2022, with the exams officially beginning on November 28 and ending on November 30, 2022.
On the other hand, KCSE, will be rehearsed on November 18, and thereafter exam will be written between November 21 and December 23, 2022.
The oral and practical examination papers for the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) are scheduled to begin on November 21st and end on November 25th, 2022.
The council will also conduct rehearsals for Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) on November 18, and thereafter administer the exams on November 21 – November 25, 2022.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has since directed Sub-County Directors to identify, nominate and vet centre managers, supervisors and invigilators who will spearhead the exercise and deploy them.
TSC, in a statement issued by CEO Nancy Macharia, further told the Directors to ensure that a ratio of one invigilator for every 20 students, and one supervisor for every 200 candidates is adhered to.
“No supervisor should be employed for hosted and KPSEA centres except for centres with KPSEA candidates only. You are required to deploy invigilators to hosted and KPSEA centres based on the number of candidates in the examination centre,” noted Ms. Macharia.
“Take note that the number of supervisors and invigilators should be adhered to especially during optional papers. The centre managers should ensure only the required number of supervisors and invigilators report each day or examinations and online attendance taken on daily basis. This will ensure teachers will not be idling in examination centres with no role to play.”