The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has asked all schools to register 2023 KCSE and KCPE candidates by March 31.
During the release of the 2022 KCSE results in Nairobi County on Friday, January 20, KNEC CEO David Njeng’ere said that the registration portal would open on February 1.
He warned parents and teachers that the deadline would not be extended.
“We are starting the process of registering candidates from February 1 to March 31. Every centre has two months to ensure all students are registered.
“KNEC wants the teachers to ensure that all eligible candidates are registered through the portal,” Njeng’ere stated.
The registration forms must be completed and returned to the council by the school principals.
The CEO emphasized the need for registration, stating that unregistered candidates would be unable to appear for their tests.
“Registration of candidates is the first step towards administering an exam. Every centre has two months to make sure that all the candidates are registered,” Njeng’ere added.
According to the Ministry of Education’s 2023 education calendar, which was issued on Friday, January 6, KCPE tests would begin on November 6 and last until November 9.
Silas Obuhatsa, chairperson of the National Parents Association (NPA), asked the government on Thursday, January 5, to consider postponing the usual school calendar resumption.
Obuhatsa requested that the Ministry of Education provide students in Grade Six with time to transition to Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).
“The government has the right to postpone schools reopening for one or two months to have these structures in place before learning can resume,” he noted.
Speaking during the release of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results on Wednesday, December 21, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu noted the government’s milestones in phasing out the national examinations.
“This KCPE is the second last in the series of examinations at the Primary level, as Kenya phases out the 8-4-4 system of education.
“KNEC remains committed to delivering credible examinations and upholding integrity in the certification process,” Machogu stated.