In a statement that was released today by The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) states that there’s no leave as from Monday for all officers who will be going to the field except for the female teachers on maternity so as to allow a swift examination period.
In a meeting that was held at Mitihani House today by the top security and education officials, The TSC boss, Dr. Nancy Macharia said that those female teachers who are on maternity leave should continue with their leave because of their condition. She then issued the field officers with padlocks ahead of the 2021 examination period.
This happens just days after TSC tasked the regional directors to nominate the centre manager, supervisors and invigilators who will participate in the national examinations.
It is a directive from the Teachers Service Commission through a memo that after officials are nominated, they are supposed to be deployed into administration system by March 4.
According to the revised education calender, the 2021 KCPE examinations are scheduled to be done between March 7 and 10 of this year as the KCSE exams are scheduled to commence in March 11 and end in April 1 of this year.
As per the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) data, a total of 2,056,719 students have registered for the national examination which are set to be in two weeks time. Among those students, 1,225,693 are set to sit for KCPE and 831,026 students will be sitting for KCSE.
According to the data, the number of candidates taking the KCPE have increased by 34,085 as compared to the previous year. Whereas the KCSE students have increased by 78,424 candidates.
This day marks the beginning of examination period and the distribution of security padlocks.
This year is set to hold two sets of examination which will be administered. The two sets are, the 8-4-4 system and the 2-6-3-3-3 system.