The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) announced on Thursday, March 9, the start of registration for Grade Six students for the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) later this year.
The Council stated in a statement that the registration period began on March 3 and would end in April 2023.
As a result, parents and teachers were advised to ensure that the students’ information was recorded, as the government would not grant an extension. The portal would also be used for registration.
“Registration of learners for the 2023 Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA) commenced on March 3, 2023.
“The exercise will end on April 3, 2023. Center Managers should note that no learner will be registered after April 3,” read the statement in part.
Among the details required during registration are the learner’s assessment number, name as it appears on the birth certificate, gender, and year of birth.
Schools, on the other hand, were warned against registering ghost students, with KNEC issuing stern warnings to center managers.
“All learners registered for KPSEA must be bonafide, school-going learners in their respective schools, who are transiting to Grade Six.
“Registration of ghost learners constitutes assessment malpractice, which attracts sanctions, including de-registration of the school as a KNEC Assessment centre,” read the statement in part.
School heads were therefore advised to submit details of registered students to the Sub-County Directors of Education by April 5 for verification before submitting them to KNEC.
Students in Grade Six will be assessed later this year, alongside students in Standard Eight and Form Four.