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KNEC Issues 2022 KCSE Guidelines For Projects And Practicals For Group IV And V Subjects

The administration of the 2022 KCSE commenced with projects and practical performance for the group IV subjects i.e., Art & Design (442/3), Agriculture (443/3), Woodwork (444/2), Metalwork (445/2), Building Construction (446/2) and Computer Studies (451/3)

In this regard, The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to guide as follows

The instructions for KCSE subjects with a Project component were uploaded to the KNEC website: www.knecportal.ac.ke as per the 2022 KCSE timetable

All Principals or Sub County Directors of Education in the case of private candidates) should access the instructions by logging on to the KNEC website www.knecportal.ac.ke and clicking on 2022 Project/Practical button to download all the instructions related to the subjects the candidates are registered for

The Principal/Subject teacher or Sub County Director of Education (for private candidates) should access the instructions by logging into the KNEC Project/Practical portal using the User Code and password for the examination centre

A user manual is available on the KNEC projects portal guiding on how to log into the projects portal to download the advance instructions, key in the candidatesscores, upload photographic evidence, download and print reports on the milestones

It is important for all Principals, Subject teachers and Sub County Directors of Education to take note of the following innovations  which KNEC has put in place to guide the assessment of Group IV Projects

The Projectsassessment will have two (02) key milestones

Milestone I, which must be uploaded by 31st July 2022 Milestone II, which must be uploaded by 31st October 2022 

 At the end of each milestone, the Subject Teachers are expected to key in the candidatesscores and upload the pictorial evidence on the Project portal. The pictorial evidence should be a group photograph of the candidates at their workstations in either Graphic Interface Format (.gif) or JPEG (.jpg) format

Milestone I scores must be keyed in and uploaded by 31st July 2022 and Milestone II by 31st October 2022 as elaborated in the schedule below 

Schedule for uploading the 2022 KCSE examination Group IV subjects project scores

Table 1 Schedule for uploading the 2022 KCSE examination Group IV subjects project scores.

SINO.Paper CodeSubjectDate For

Uploading

Projects on the

KNEC Portal

Deadline for Uploading the

Scores and

Pictorial

Evidence for

Milestone I

31 st July 2022

Deadline for Uploading the

Scores and

Pictorial Evidence for Milestone Il

i)442/3

Pro-ect

Art and DesignBy 26th April, 2022 
442/3

3D

Project

By 31 st July 2022N/A31 st October 2022
 443/3AgricultureBy 26th April, 202231 st July 202231 st October 2022
 444/2WoodworkBy 26th April, 202231 st July 202231 st October 2022
 445/2MetalworkBy 26th April, 202231 st July 202231 st October 2022
v)446/ 2Building

Construction

By 26th April, 202231 st July 202231 st October 2022
vi)451/3Computer StudiesBy 26th April, 202231 st July 202231 st October 2022

The project portal will only be accessible for keying in and uploading of milestone I from 1st to 31st July 2022 and milestone II from 1st to 31st October 2022

It is the responsibility of the Sub County Directors of Education (for private candidates) or Principals to ensure the project work is done by the individual candidates without assistance and that the candidatesscores are keyed in within the specified timelines

A penalty of five hundred shillings (Kes. 500.00) per candidate will be charged for failure to upload the scores within the specified timelines. 

The Kenya National Examinations Council will closely monitor the project progress and authenticity of the scores of all the candidates who registered for the 2022 KCSE Project/Practical examination

The school and individual candidates will be expected to compile and maintain a portfolio (file) of evidence on the progress of the Project work to be presented for assessment and monitoring

It is important for all Sub County Directors of Education (for private candidates), Principals, Subject teachers, and candidates to note that all documents relating to assessment and conduct of examinations are confidential and must be handled as such, at all times

GUIDELINES FOR KCSE 2022 ORAL/AURAL/ KCSE PRACTICAL PAPERS 

The advance instructions for Art and Design Paper 2 (442/2) and Computer Studies Paper 2 (451/2) practical papers will be uploaded on the schoolsProject portal by 30th September, 2022 to enable schools to prepare materials in time for the examinations

Keying in and uploading of candidatesscores for KCSE examination papers with Oral, Aural and practical components for French Paper 3 (501/3), German Paper 3 (502/3), Arabic Paper 3 (503/3), Kenyan Sign Language Paper 3 (504/3) and Music Paper 1 (511/1) will be done by the assessors after the assessment of the candidates on the examination day as per the assessment timetable

Keying in and uploading of Home Science practical (441/3) candidatesscores will be done by the subject teachers after the assessment of the candidates on the examination day as per the assessment timetable

EVIDENCE OF UPLOADED SCORES 

All Principals/Subject teachers or Sub County Directors of Education (for private candidates) are expected to download the candidatesscores report (in PDF format), print a hard copy of the uploaded scores for each milestone and maintain it as evidence. This is applicable to the subjects with a project and Home science (441/3) practicals only

 HOST CENTRE FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES 

The Sub County Directors of Education with private candidates registered for Group Subjects IV with a project component should inform KNEC in writing on identified schools that are hosting the private candidates for the project/practical work

You are kindly requested to facilitate and ensure compliance to the above instructions

The Council thanks you for your continued support in administration of KCSE papers with projects and practical components

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