Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has extended the registration of KCPE and KCSE national exams by two weeks.
According to a statement issued on Monday, Education CS George Magoha said the exercise will be extended to August 14th, 2021 for all schools to ensure that all candidates are registered.
Magoha was responding to a request made by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) who had requested more time to mop up students who may have not registered for one reason or another including the School movement due to the effects of COVID-19.
“The headteachers and principals are reminded to ensure that all candidates are registered for the examination within this final two weeks.
This will be followed by verification of candidates’ registration details between August 16th and 27th, 2021. Those who fail to register for the 2021 examination due in March 2022 will only be allowed to sit the examination in December next year
“Any candidate who fails to register for the 2021 examination to be sat in March 2022 will only be allowed to sit the examination in December 2022. Late registration shall not be allowed,” the CS announced in a press statement.Loading…
On hosting of schools with less than 30 candidates, CS Magoha stated all primary and secondary schools (public and private), with less than thirty candidates, will be hosted in schools within their proximity and locality that have more than thirty candidates.
He added that all Special Needs Schools will retain their examination centers irrespective of the number of registered candidates.
As of 31st July 2021, 1, 218, 892 candidates in 28, 248 centers and 824, 392 candidates in 10, 384 centers had been registered for the KCPE and KCSE examinations respectively.
The numbers CS George Magoha represent an increase of 2.29 percent and 9.54 percent in KCPE and KCSE respectively compared to the number of candidates who registered in 2020.
Sub County Directors of Education have been directed to submit the records of hosted schools to the Kenya National Examinations Council by September 10th, 2021