The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has issued new guidelines affecting the hosting of schools with less than forty(40) candidates during the conduct of the 2021 KCPE and KCSE Examinations.
Earlier on through a circular dated 18th May, 2021 on registration of 2021 KCPE and KCSE candidates, the council had indicated that any school that has between 6 and 14 candidates will be hosted by another centre to be determined by the Sub County Director of Education.
In the latest circular, KNEC has informed Head Teachers of Primary Schools and Principals of Secondary Schools from both Private and Public Schools with less than Forty (40) candidates that they will be hosted by an examination centre with more than Forty (40) candidates during the 2021 KCPE and KCSE examinations.
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Furthermore, the examination body has directed that the host school should be located within the Sub County where the hosted schools are. Both the host school and the hosted school(s) should be served from one distribution point (Container).
During the conduct of the examination, the Host Head Teacher/Principal will be the only authorized officer to collect the examination materials from the container, coordinate the conduct and return the candidates answer scripts to the Container during each day of the examination.
All Sub County Directors of Education are informed to submit the list of the host examination centres and hosted examination centres for the March/April 2022 KCPE and KCSE examinations by 15th August, 2021.
The registration of candidates for the 2021 KCPE, KCSE and KCSE QT examinations started on 2nd June, 2021 and will end on 31st July, 2021.