One would agree with me that both the KCPE and KCSE credentials serve as a pedestal before one is regarded for admission to an institution of higher study or even during job interviews.
What happens if one of these documents is misplaced?
Kenya National Examination Council is required by section 10,(1),(d) of the Kenya National Examination Council Act to replace certificates for candidates upon proof of loss of the original certificate.
Back in March 2009, KNEC adopted a rule requiring the reinstatement of all misplaced certificates dating back to 1981. At the same time, the Council decided that a candidate can replace his or her certificate only once.
Inorder to properly replace your LOST KCPE or KCSE certificate, follow the steps outlined below.
Ensure you fill out a KNEC certificate replacement form (available at KNEC offices or on the KNEC website at http://qmis.knec.ac.ke).
Fill out the form completely without leaving any fields blank.
Please include all essential documentation.
Documents that are required
Ensure the following documents are attached to the correctly completed KNEC certificate replacement form.
✓A copy of the certification (mandatory).
a copy of your driver’s license or passport, or a copy of your birth certificate (for under 18 years candidates).
✓The names in these documents must match the names used during the examination.
Documents used by those who have legally changed their names should be attached.
✓Sworn legal affidavit in its original form.
The original copy of the police abstract indicating the certificate’s loss (s).
School/exam center letter of completion/recommendation
Original bank deposit slip from KNEC (mandatory).
KNEC imposes officially replacement fee of kshs 5,800 per A certificate lost (16 percent VAT tax included).
The fee can be paid to KNEC collection accounts at any of the following banks’ branches:-
National Bank of Kenya.
Kenya Commercial Bank.
N/B:The KNEC deposit bank slips are available in all the banks above.
Once you confirm that the details filled are accurate and authentic.Send a sealed envelope containing all documents mentioned above to the KNEC address below:-
Council Secretary/Chief Executive,
Kenya National Examination Council,
P.O BOX 73598-00200,
Certificates are ready for collection from KNEC offices, 60 days after submission of request.
Certificate should be collected by the owner (verify identity by ID).Those under 18 years to be accompanied by a parent(posses original id).
The Certificates which will not have been collected from the KNEC offices,Two years from the application date,will be disposed off by the council without consulting the owner(NO refund).