KNEC Issues Circular on Schools with Less Than 30 KPSEA, KCPE And KCSE Candidates
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has issued a circular with important information concerning schools that have less than thirty (30) KPSEA, KCPE and KCSE candidates.
The following is the full circular:
i) All Heads of Primary and Secondary Schools Presenting Candidates for 2022 KPSEA; KCPE and KCSE examinations.
ii) All Sub County Directors of Education
SUBJECT: HOSTING OF 2022 KPSEA; KCPE AND KCSE EXAMINATION CENTRES WITH LESS THAN 30 CANDIDATES
The Kenya National Examinations Council wishes to bring to your attention the following information with regard to hosting of 2022 KPSEA; KCPE and KCSE examination centres with less than 30 candidates;
1.0 All KPSEA, KCPE and KCSE examinations centres with less than thirty (30) candidates will be hosted during field administration of the 2022 National examinations. This policy will not apply to Special schools for learners with special needs and disabilities. Such schools will be expected to conduct examinations at their centres.
2.0 All KPSEA examination centres will be hosted in the existing centres with a candidature of thirty (30) and above. However, Primary schools with a combined candidature of thirty (30) ad above for both KCPE and KPSEA examinations will be allowed to conduct the examination in their premises on condition that they:
2.1 have a valid registration certificate from County Education Board;
2.2 have adequate examination classrooms that can accommodate twenty (20) candidates per room with a spacing of 1.22 metres on all sides; Sub-County Directors of Education will be expected to inspect such schools to ensure compliance with the above requirements.
3.0 The host school and the hosted school(s) should be located within the same Sub-County and both should be served from the same Distribution Centre (container).
4.0 The host Head-teacher/Principal will be the one authorized to collect examination materials from the container, coordinate the conduct of the examination and return the answer scripts to the container during each examination day.
5.0 Schools with less than thirty (30) candidates and are more than five (5) kilometres away from the nearest examination centre must seek approval from KNEC through the Sub Couny Director of Education before 2nd September, 2022.
Alll Sub-County Directors of Education (SCDEs) are required to submit the list of host and hosted examination centres in an excel format as per the attached template by 2nd September, 2022.
Dr. David Njengere, MBS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER