KNEC Issues New KCPE, KCSE Examination Guidelines
Nearly a week before the Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams, the Kenyan National Examination Council (KNEC) stepped up its efforts to stop cheating on exams.
Rebecca Leseketeti, who works for the KNEC, stopped giving out extra exam papers and stopped people who weren’t supposed to be there from going into the centers.
In an announcement made in the middle of November 2022, Leseketeti said that only the deputy head, cooks, gatekeeper, and a nurse, along with the people giving the exams, would be allowed in the exam centers.
Everyone was also told to get settled by 8 a.m., no matter what time their exams started. If a candidate didn’t sit a paper for any reason, the invigilators were told to take their desk out of the room.
On exam day, the people in charge should keep track of time and make sure that no exam papers are opened before the set time.
“KCPE and the grade six Kenya Primary School Assessment (KPSEA) examinations will be issued from the container at 6 am and start at 8:25 am while the KCSE examinations will be issued at 7 am and start at 8 am,” she stated.
Leseketeti also made it clear that the exam board will not stand for any kind of cheating.
She told the supervisors and invigilators to do a thorough search of the candidates to make sure that no unapproved items get into the exam room.
Earlier, Ezekiel Machogu, the Education Cabinet Secretary, told parents and other important people that the government was ready to hold the exams.
On Thursday, November 17, Machogu said that the ministry will use a multi-sectoral approach to make sure that the national exams don’t get messed up.
Machogu gave an update by saying, “We have sent out examination papers to all the 493 examination centers and storage facilities.”
On Monday, November 28, all of the national tests will begin, including the Kenya Primary School Assessment (KPSEA) tests for sixth graders.