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 will finish in April 2023.
As a result, parents and teachers were encouraged to ensure that the students’ information was recorded, as the government would not provide an extension. Registration would also be done online through the portal.
“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 necessary upon 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 advised against registering ghost students, with KNEC delivering stern warnings to centre 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 the registered students by April 5 to the Sub-County Directors of Education for verification before being submitted to KNEC.