KNEC Sends Crucial Message To Headteachers and Parents Concerning Registration Of Candidates
Registration for three national exams set for November and December this year has begun.
Kenya National Examination Council Chief Executive David Njengere said listing of Grade Six, Standard Eight and Form Four candidates starts now until May 14.
“Parents have three weeks to ensure that their children are registered for the assessments and examinations which are set to be administered in November and December,” said Njengere.
Grade Six learners are being registered for Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) as Standard Eight are enrolled for the KCPE.
Form Four students are registering for the KCSE examination. Knec has also called for registration of candidates who will sit the KCSE Qualifying Tests.
Njengere said registration for the examinations is free. Basic Education Principal Secretary Jwan Julius warned schools against asking candidates for examination fees.
“The fees shall be paid by the government and no one should take money from candidates in public and private institutions,” said Jwan.
Knec said the only learners required to pay for the exams are those repeating, non-Kenyans, private candidates registering in the sub-county private examination centres and candidates in prisons.
The fees payable, which is done through Knec bank accounts, range from 750 to 6,300 shillings for nine subjects
Njengere said head teachers are expected to submit registration documents to the Sub-County Directors of Education by May 20.
The registration will only be done online by the respective head teachers, said Njengere.
George Magoha asked parents to be involved and to provide correct information on learners, including those with special needs during the registration and verification of the enrolment.
Prof Magoha said schools should capture the names of candidates correctly as per the birth certificate. The info should also include gender, year of birth, citizenship, and subjects entered.
Magoha said transfer of candidates once registration is completed will not be done.