KNEC:Grade Six, Class Eight National Exams Kick-Off
Over 2.5 candidates in primary schools across Kenya have begun their grade six and class eight exams today Monday, November 28.
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) tests will be administered for three days.
Of the 2, 531, 785 candidates 1,244, 188 will sit for KCPE exams while 1, 287,597 are the first lot to sit KPSEA exams, under the new Competence Based Curriculum (CBC).
2022 KCPE timetable;
2022 KPSEA timetable
According to a random check by our media Educationupdate.co.ke on Monday a number of exam centres are set to begin the tests, with candidates and teachers expressing confidence in the exercise.
Officials from the Ministry of Education and Cabinet Secretaries were distributed in different centres to oversee the exercise.
Class 8 candidates will be sitting for Mathematics, English language, and Composition tests. Their grade six counterparts will sit for Mathematics and English.
Education officials are working on ways to enable learners in areas affected by floods and insecurity sit for their exams.
In Baringo South, an area that has been prone to rampant insecurity in the last few months, students from five schools have been merged to sit for their examination at the Chemorongoin School after their school were vandalised.
Knec Rules to prevent exam cheating
KNEC has already issued instructions to supervisors, invigilators, and applicants, urging them to carefully observe the time limit and ensure that no exam papers are opened before the allotted period.
Cheating will not help you. In fact, should anyone try to make you cheat or should you know of any other candidate involved in this bad practice, you must report this immediately. You are required to thoroughly read the last page of your examination timetable under the heading ‘penalty for examination irregularities’.”
“The time allowed for each paper is indicated against the name of the paper and no extra time is to be allowed. Supervisors and invigilators should ensure that candidates are issued with personalized mark sheets that bear their correct names and assessment numbers,” the instructions read.