Registration for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams will commence today, 1st February 2023 and close on March 30, 2023.
Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Njeng’ere asked all head teachers and principals to ensure that all KCSE and KCPE candidates are registered for the examinations.
He stated that all candidates registered for KNEC examinations must be genuine, school-going students in their respective schools, who are transiting to their respective examination classes.
“For KCSE examination, Principals are required to upload candidates passport size photographs (300 & 300 pixels),” he said.
He warned that registration of ghost candidates is an examination malpractice, which attracts sanctions, including the de-registration of the school as a KNEC examination centre.
Heads of institutions and SCDEs have therefore been urged to ensure the accuracy of the registration data for all candidates. This must include correct spellings and order of candidates’ names as documented in their Birth Certificates.
KNEC has further guided that schools with less than five (5) candidates will not be allowed to register candidates for the 2023 examinations as independent examination centers.
He further advised such schools to liaise with the respective Sub-County Directors of Education (SCDE) to identify an approved KNEC examination centre with more than five (5) candidates for their learners to be registered.
“Examination centers with less than thirty (30) candidates shall be hosted in examination centers to be identified by Sub-County Directors, in line with the guidelines provided by KNEC on the SCDES and Heads of Institutions are required to log into the KNEC registration portal for capturing the registration details of the examination centers and candidates using their examination centers log-in credentials,” the Circular dated January 25, 2023.