Top education officials met in Nairobi Wednesday as preparations for three big national exams that will start in two weeks are in full swing.
Beginning on November 28, 2022, the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) will conduct three national exams for pupils in Grades 6, Standard 8, and Form 4.
Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), and Kenya Secondary Certificate of Education will be the exams (KCSE).
Over 3.5 million people will be taking the tests, which will also have the largest candidate population.
Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, spoke to education authorities from all throughout the nation this morning about the administration of the national exams. This is in preparation of the official begof the exam period in the afternoon at Mitihani House in South B, Nairobi, which will be attended by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
In conjunction with the launch, containers used to store exam materials on the ground will be given padlocks to secure them. Eliud Owalo and Kithure Kindiki (Interior) are two additional cabinet secretaries who are anticipated at the launch.
Knec CEO David Njeng’ere will release the official number of registered candidates while the CEO of the Teachers Service Commission will release data on the teachers to be involved in the exercise.
During the morning briefing, Mr Machogu told the Education officials to be vigilant in order to prevent examination irregularities.
KPSEA candidats will have their rehearsal on Friday, November 25 and do their exams from Monday, November 28 to Wednesday, November 30. The assessment will run concurrently with the KCPE examns.
With the last 8-4-4 cohort expected to finish primary school education next year, this is the second-to-last KCPE exam.
The KCSE examinations will start on December 2 and last through December 23.
The total number of applicants is also anticipated to increase from the March 2021 administration, when 1.2 million applicants took the KCPE and 826,807 applicants took the KCSE.