KNEC Regulations for Registration of 2020 Diploma Teacher Education (DTE) and Examination Fees

Kenya National Examination Council

College/Institutional candidates entered for this examination must have been bona fide enrolled students studying in the college/Institution for the last two years.  

Extra-territorial candidates who hold certificates from accredited foreign examining boards that are equivalent to the prescribed minimum entry requirement will be eligible to sit for the DTE examination. Before registration for the examination, such candidates should seek equation of their qualifications from the Council authorizing them to sit for the DTE examination. 

Sighted Candidates

The minimum entry requirement for the Diploma in Teacher Education examination is as follows

  • Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent qualification
  • C+ (plus) in the subject of specialization or equivalent qualification
  • C (Plain) in Mathematics for those taking science based courses
  • C (Plain) in English or equivalent qualification for all applicants
  • D+ (plus) in Mathematics for those taking Humanities and Creative Arts

Candidates with Visually Impaired 

  • Mean Grade of C (plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent qualification
  • C (plain) in the subject of specialization or equivalent qualification
  • C- (minus) in Mathematics for those taking science based courses
  • C- (minus) in English or equivalent qualification for all applicants
  • D (plain) in Mathematics for non science based courses. 

A candidate must take two (2) teaching subjects and the professional support subjects. Candidates who has re-sat the KCSE examination and attained minimum subject grades will be eligible after getting a letter from KNEC giving their aggregate grade after repeating a KCSE subject(s). NB: For DTE registration institutions can access the portal using the log-in website: http://registration.knec.ac.ke/online-dte

Teaching Practice

All DTE candidates must take teaching practice to qualify for the award of DTE diploma. Each candidate must be assessed six (6) times cutting across the different subjects registered for examination.

The candidates will be subjected to external assessment during the final teaching practice. Upon completion of the teaching practice, the candidates TP marks are to be uploaded into the KNEC website http://registration.knec.ac.ke/ onlinedte by external assessors in liaison with the college principal immediately after the final assessors meeting at the examination centre not later than 31st July 2020.

Continuous Assessment Test (CAT) Marks and Final Teaching Practice

The colleges are expected to compile three (3) sets of the candidate’s course work marks (CAT I, II and III) to be forwarded to the Council. Upon completion and approval of the CAT marks by the college principal, candidates marks are to be uploaded online the KNEC website http://registration.knec.ac.ke/onlinedte between 15th February and 31st March 2020.

The head of the institution is expected to sign and certify on each page of the CAT marks and submit it to Examinations Administration Examination Management division.  

DTE Examination Fee

Candidates are expected to pay for the examination as per the Schedule shown in Table 4 below;

TYPES OF PAYMENT

TOTAL AMOUNT IN KSH

Basic​​ fee​​ for​​ regular​​ students

1,600

Fee per​​ subjects​​ for​​ regular​​ students​​ and​​ repeaters

2,750

Search​​ Fee

450

Teaching Practice​​ Fee

2,700

Total​​ Examination​​ Fees​​ For​​ Regular​​ Candidate

15,000

Total​​ Examination​​ Fees For​​ Candidate​​ Repeating​​ One​​ (1)​​ Subject

4,800

Total​​ Examination​​ Fees For​​ Candidate​​ Repeating​​ One​​ (1)​​ Subject

7,550

Total​​ Examination​​ Fees For​​ Candidate​​ Repeating​​ Teaching​​ Practice

4,750

 

Referrals

Candidates who will be referred in the DTE examination can register to resit the 2020 DTE examination at their former colleges. The Principals are informed to upload the repeaters details using the repeaters option in the registration portal http://registration.knec.ac.ke/onlinedte