Knec statement on marking of 2023 KCSE examinations

Knec statement on marking of 2023 KCSE examinations

THE KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
‘On the Frontline in Quality Assessment and Examinations’

Nairobi, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 

PRESS STATEMENT                    

MARKING OF THE 2023 KENYA CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION EXAMINATION 

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to inform the country that the marking exercise of the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Examination is going on smoothly in all the 35 centres.   

However, on Tuesday, 10th January 2023, some examiners at one of the centres where marking of Christian Religious Education Paper I is currently taking place attempted to disrupt the exercise over claims that they were unhappy with the ‘‘strict’’ marking regime imposed by the Centre’s Chief Examiner.

The Council authorities, upon consultations, agreed to replace the Chief Examiner as a compromise to ensure a smooth progress of the marking exercise.

Unfortunately, despite responding to their initial demand, a few of the examiners yet again came up with a fresh call that the marking fee be revised upwards.

Since the issue of the examiner’s marking fee is an individual contract, and agreed to before reporting to a centre, the Council found it impossible to find an extra budget to revise the rates midway. 

The Council, therefore, resolved to allow the examiners who were willing to continue with the marking process to do so uninterrupted.

Equally, those who wished to exit the marking exercise were allowed to do so without causing further interruptions to the process.

In the meantime, the Council has invited trained examiners from its database to ensure the smooth progress of the exercise.

The Council wishes to assure the country that the marking exercise is going on well and will be completed in time to ensure a timely release of the KCSE Examination. 

Prof. Julius Nyabundi,
Chairman,
Kenya National Examinations Council

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