Knec releases circular affecting schools with less than 40 KCPE , KCSE candidates

Knec releases circular affecting schools with less than 40 KCPE , KCSE candidates

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has released a circular to all Head Teachers of Primary Schools and Principals of  Secondary Schools from both Private and Public Schools with less than Forty (40) candidates.

According to Knec schools with less than 40 candidates will be hosted by an  examination centre with more than Forty (40) candidates during the 2021 KCPE and KCSE examinations.

The circular reads as below;

11TH  JUNE,  2021

To:       

i)   All Heads of Primary and Secondary Schools presenting Candidates for the 2021  KCPE and  KCSE  examinations,

ii)      All  Sub  – County Directors of Education.

SUBJECT: HOSTING OF SCHOOLS WITH LESS  THAN FORTY (40) CANDIDATES DURING THE 2021  KCPE AND KCSE EXAMINATIONS

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to bring to your attention the following information as regards the hosting of schools with less than forty (40) candidates during the conduct of the 2021 KCPE and KCSE Examinations;

1.1        As per our previous circular KNEC/GEN/CS/PRO/CIR/DEC/2021/02/ rev.7.2 dated 18 May, 2021 on registration of 2021 KCPE and KCSE candidates clause 1.2 stated 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”

1.2        As guided by the Ministry of Education all Head Teachers of Primary Schools and Principals of  Secondary Schools from  both Private and Public Schools with less than Forty (40) candidates will be hosted by an examination centre with  more  than  Forty  (40) candidates during the 2021 KCPE and  KCSE examinations.

1.3        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).

1.4        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.

1.5       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 2021  KCPE and KCSE  examinations by 15   August, 2021.

Dr.  Mercy G. Karogo, MBS
CHIEF EXECUTIEVE OFFICER

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