The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has released new guidelines for the ongoing registration of the KCSE, KCPE, and qualifying test examinations in 2023.
In a statement issued on Monday, February 13, the Council asked all candidates to enter their names in the order they appear on their birth certificates.
Furthermore, they must enter the right gender and year of birth before stating the individual subjects for which they have registered.
Finally, if the candidate has any special requirements or disabilities, they must fill out this information depending on their different categories, such as vision, hearing, or physical issues.
The mandatory registration period began on February 1, 2023, and will end on March 30, 2023.
The Council, however, stated that there would be no late registration for national tests.
The KCSE Qualifying Test (QT), according to KNEC, is a test designed to assess a candidate’s ability to sit for the KCSE examination.
Candidates with a primary certificate other than the KCPE, as well as those with a foreign primary certificate obtained after less than eight years of primary school education, are targeted for the examination.
The exam is registered for online at the office of the County Director of Education.
KNEC CEO David Njeng’ere recently asked school principals to fill out registration forms on behalf of candidates and send them in to the Council.
He also stated that no candidate would be allowed to take their tests if they were not registered.
“The first step in administering a test is to register applicants.” Every center has two months to ensure that all applicants have been registered. Njeng’ere announced this on January 20, 2023, during the release of the 2022 KCSE results.
According to the Ministry of Education, the KCPE will be held between November 6, 2023, and November 9, 2023, while the KCSE will be held between November 10, 2023, and December 1, 2023.