Principals of primary and secondary schools have been given strict conditions to register candidates for this year’s Grade Six (KPSEA) and Form Four (KCSE) exams.
The registration will start from January 29 to March 29 without delay and the period will not be extended as it was in previous years. The Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Dr. David Njengere announced that after that period and two months, registration will be closed.
Speaking at an event to release the results of last year’s KCSE examination at Moi Girls School in Uasin Gishu County, Dr Njengere said that the period will not be extended.
“This is a period of 2 months which is enough for the school to register and verify the data to ensure that all the details of the candidates are uploaded to the registration network and that the data is correct,” said Dr. Njengere.
He instructed the administrators of the examination centers to ensure that all the candidates’ information is correct, saying that the candidates who will not be in the registration database at the end of the registration period will not have examination papers at the end of the year. The head teachers of the schools are the administrators of the examination centers and they are the ones who register the candidates.
“There will be no chance to change the photo after the registration is closed. The managers of the stations will be responsible for the candidates on the air and therefore they will be expected to be responsible for all the candidates who will not be registered,” he explained.
Dr Njengere encouraged parents and guardians to ensure that their children will have the necessary documents for the registration process. There have been cases of students discovering that they were not registered to take national exams at the last minute. Dr Njengere encouraged parents to take action and confirm that their children will be registered within the two months that KNEC has given for the exercise.