Knec set 13th May as last day for registration of DPTE, DECTE students for assessment

Knec set 13th May as last day for registration of DPTE, DECTE students for assessment

The Kenya National Examination Counci (Knec) has said it will not extend further the deadline for Diploma upgrading students to register for the national assessments.

Knec had initially, through a circular, set 6th May 2022 as the last date for registration.

Knec had also ordered Principals of Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) to submit the registration documents to the Teacher Education Section KNEC Offices, New Mitihani House, South C in Nairobi by 13th May, 2022.

However after an uproar from teacher trainees who said the period was short and they are not prepared with payment monies the date was revised.

The trainee teachers are also complaining of assessment centres which are far where they will have to dig deeper into their pockets to manage the set assessment period.

Knec after listening to the complaints revised the registration timelines and set 13th May as the last date for registration of the trainee teachers.

Below is a circular by Knec that was sent to all Principals of Teacher Training Colleges (TTC).

To: Principals of Teacher Training Colleges presenting candidates for 2022 DPTE and DECTE Upgrade Programme Assessments

RE: REGISTRATION OF CANDIDATES FOR DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (DPTE) AND DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION (DECTE) UPGRADE PROGRAMME ASSESSMENTS

1.0 The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to inform Principals of Teacher Training Colleges offering the Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) and Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) Upgrade programmes that all teacher trainees enrolled in 2021 will be expected to undertake formative and summative assessments.

2.0 The registration fees and resit registration fees shall be as indicated in Table 1 and 2 below:

Table 1: Registration Fees for DPTE and DECTE Upgrade Programme Assessments

Assessment Fee Payment BreakdownAmount (Kes)
Basic Fee1,200
Assessment Fee for all Subjects12,000
Practicum Fee2,500
Total Assessment Fees15,700

Table 2: Resit Registration Fee for DPTE and DECTE Upgrade Programme

Types of Fee PaymentAmount (Kes)
Basic Fee1,200
Assessment Fee per Resit subject1,000
Search Fee500
Practicum Fee2,500

3.0 In line with the guidelines for DPTE and DECTE upgrade programme, KNEC will administer the summative assessment to registered teacher trainees in 2022 upon completion of their in-college training. Thereafter they shall proceed for the practicum.

4.0 The DPTE and DECTE Upgrade programme teacher trainees who had been provisionally registered in December 2021 are expected to register with KNEC for 2022 assesments.

Principals should authenticate the candidates biodata in the KNEC portal (cbate.knec.ac.ke) and pay the assessment fees shown in Table 1 above by 13th May, 2022.

5.0 The Principals are expected to deposit the assessment fees at any of following KNEC fee collection accounts in:

5.1 Commercial Bank;

5.2 National Bank;

5.3 Equity Bank;

5.4 Cooperative Bank.

6.0 All the registration documents shall be submitted to the Teacher Education Section KNEC Offices, New Mitihani House, South C by 20th May, 2022.

Dr. David Njengere
Chief Executive Officer

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