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KNEC To Conduct 5 National Exams In 2022

The Kenya National examination Council, KNEC, is expected to conduct five set of national examination in 2022.

The first two exams will be conducted in months of March and April that will taken be current candidates in class eight and form four.

KCSE 2021 Candidates will commence their first sit-in paper on Monday 14 March 2022. English Functional skills will be examined during morning session while English Comprehension, Literary Appreciation and Grammar skills will be tackled during mid-morning session.

The month-long exam will come to an end on Friday 1st April 2022.

For KCPE 2021, the first exam will be done on Monday 7th March 2022. The three-day exam will be concluded on Thursday 9th March 2022.

The second set of exams will be conducted in December and will involve KCPE, KCSE class of 2022. The council is yet release the timetable for these exams.

Finally, KNEC will also oversee the assessment for the pioneer class of the new competence based curriculum who will be completing Grade 6.

At the same time KNEC has indicated that national exams fees could increase as the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) seeks Sh6 billion to plug its projected funding deficit.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha however said the government will continue paying for the cost of national examination registration under the CBC.

While unveiling the 2021-2026 Knec strategic plan, Knec said for the next five years, it will require Sh50.6 billion, against the expected resources allocation of Sh44.1 billion.

The government spends Sh6,000 per student on KCSE and KCPE. The cost, however, depends on various factors including the number and nature of subjects students are examined on.

In addition to KCPE and KCSE, Knec offers the tertiary level examinations of Business, Technical and Teacher Education Examinations.

KNEC is mandated to offer assessments for Early Years Education, Middle School, and Senior School Educational Assessments in line with the Competency-Based Curriculum.


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