The government has given the independent Kenya National Examination Council the responsibility of directing the creation of top-notch national examinations.
The council is also in charge of coordinating with other organizations like the TSC to oversee the administration, supervision, marking, standardization, and publication of these tests.
Establish and uphold examination standards
Conduct basic and tertiary public academic, technical, and other national examinations in Kenya and award certificates or degrees to successful candidates. (No person or institution may withhold such certificates or diplomas from the applicant.)
Verify the validity of diplomas or certificates granted by the Council upon request from the government, educational institutions, employers, or other interested parties.
Conduct studies on educational evaluation
When requested and in accordance with the terms and conditions that must be mutually agreed upon by the Council and the public institutions, provide advice on the development and use of any system or assessment to any public institution.
Encourage the recognition of credentials awarded by the Council on a worldwide level
Provide the Government with advice on any action that will have an impact on the Council’s functions or the way exams are administered in Kenya.
Make any necessary or incidental preparations to carry out the aforementioned tasks.
List of Services offered by KNEC
1. Registration of testing sites
The KNEC is in charge of registering new testing locations.
It is significant to note that a test center may submit the following minimum number of candidates for each exam:
CBA, or Competency Based Assessment
fifteen (15) candidates for the KCPE and KCSE.
Ten (10) applicants in business, technical, and teacher education.
fifteen (15) individuals took the foreign examinations.
2. Enrollment of candidates
The council has this important duty as well. Each center that submits applicants for testing must confirm that they were registered within the time frames specified by the Council.
3. Services for results confirmation, certification, and equations
KNEC is in charge of verifying results, awarding certifications, and guaranteeing exam rigor.
4. Examination results disclosure
Exam paper marking is followed by analysis, standardization, and public dissemination of the findings. The KCPE and KCSE are released under the supervision of the current education cabinet secretary.
5. Candidate management for those with special needs
The council sees to it that candidates with specific requirements are looked after before, during, and after the exam.
For applicants who are blind or visually impaired, for instance, KNEC makes braille and large print versions of exam questions.
Additionally, in addition to the standard time granted for exam papers, candidates who are completely deaf and blind are given an additional 30 minutes.
6. Hiring and deploying personnel involved in administering exams
KNEC has contracts with all professionals that are involved in the process of administering exams. Managers of centers, supervisors, invigilators, examiners, drivers, and security personnel are some of these professionals.
Examiners must apply for and obtain invitation letters from KNEC on cp2.knec.ac.ke.
7. Answering Questions
KNEC is also required to respond to a number of inquiries about the overall exam procedure.