The Kenya National Examination Council, KNEC has released 2022 Upgrade Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (UDECTE) Examination Timetable and Instructions.
Rehearsal will be conducted on Friday the 11th day of November.
NO DAY & DATE SESSION ITEM No PAPER
PAPER/SUBJECT NAME DURATION
2.1 OCT. 2021 TO MAY 2022 1. 9024/1 Art and Craft Project 8 months
8.30 am — 11.00 am (1st session) 2. 9014 Mathematics 2 hours 30 minutes
8.30 am – 11.30 am (1st session) 3. 9014 Mathematics -Braille 3 Hours
11.30 am – 12.00 m BREAK 30 minutes
12.00 pm — 3.00 pm 2nd session 4. 9021 Educational Assessment, Management, ICT and Research Skills 3 hours
8.30 am – 11.00 am 1st session 5. 9011/1 English Paper 1 2 hours 30 minutes
8.30 am – 11.30 am 1st session 6. 9011/1 HI English Paper 1 (Hearing Impaired) 3 hours
11.30 am — 12.00 pm BREAK 30 minutes
12.00 am -3.00 pm 2nd session 7. 9022 Child Development, Psychology and Inclusive Education 3 hours
8.30 am — 11.00 am 1st session 8. 9011/2 English Paper 2 2 hours 30 minutes
8.30 am – 11.30 am 1st session 9. 9011/2 HI English Paper 2 (Hearing Impaired) 3 hours
11.30 am -12.00 pm BREAK 30 minutes
12.00 pm – 3.00 pm 2nd session 10. 9023 Curriculum Studies and Foundations of Education 3 hours
8.30 am – 11.30 am 1st session 11. 9012 Kiswahili 3 hours
11.30 am -12.00 m BREAK 30 minutes
12.00 pm — 3.00 pm (2nd session) 12. 9024/2 Art and Craft Theory 3 hours
8.30 am – 11.30 am 1st session 13. 9015 Environmental Education 3 hours
11.30 am – 12.00 m BREAK 30 minutes
12.00 pm – 3.00 pm (2nd session) 14. 9018 Christian Religious Education (CRE) 3 hours
15. 9019 Islamic Religious Education (IRE) 3 hours
8.30 am – 11.30 am 1st session 16. 9017 Health and Nutrition 3 hours
11.30 am -12.00 m BREAK 30 minutes
12.00 pm – 2.30 pm 2nd session 9025 Music 2 hours 30 minutes
8.30 am – 11.30 am 1st session 18. 9016 Physical Education 3 hours
2.10 JANUARY TO APRIL 2023 19. 9031/2 Practicum 3 months
2022 Upgrade Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (UDECTE) Examination Timetable & Instructions
INSTRUCTIONS TO SUPERVISORS, INVIGILATORS, TEACHER TRAINERS AND TEACHER TRAINEES
Instructors are advised to ensure that the teacher trainees read these instructions and guidelines carefully and adhere to them. The teacher trainees should be made aware of the penalties for examination irregularities or misconduct.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO TEACHER TRAINEES
Be at your seat in the examination room fifteen minutes before the time stated for the examination in the various papers. The 1st
session should start at 8.30 a.m. followed by the 2M session. There will be a 30 minutes break between the sessions.
A teacher trainee who arrives late will be required to give a satisfactory reason to the Supervisor. Only in exceptional circumstances will a paper be given to any teacher trainee who is more than half an hour late. Absolute punctuality is essential for all papers.
Check the question paper you have been given to confirm that it is the paper you registered for.
If an examination paper for which you are not registered is handed to you, or if the questions indicate that a map or other material should also have been provided, inform the Supervisor at once.
Attend carefully to any general instructions that may be given on the first page of a paper, e.g. instructions limiting the number of questions that should be answered.
Check to ensure that each page of your question paper is printed.
Write your name, assessment number, signature and date on the answer booklet.
Write on both sides of the paper, but do not use the margins. Begin the answer to each separate part of a question on a fresh line.
Write the number of the question clearly in the left-hand margin at the beginning of each answer. Do not copy the question. Be careful to use the same system of numbering as appears in the question paper. Leave a blank line after the answer to each question.
Write your responses in black or blue ink. You may use fountain pen or ball point pen. Pencils should only be used for diagrams. Bring mathematical and drawing instruments for subje& for which they will be needed.
Read each question carefully. A lot of time may be wasted in writing down information that is not asked for and no marks will be given for it.
Do not spend too much time on one or two questions. Leave yourself adequate time to answer other questions.
As soon as notice is given to stop, make sure your name, assessment number, signature and date is written on the answer booklet and then hand it over to the supervisor/invigilator.
Withdrawal from the examination should have been notified to the KNEC in writing before the examination begins.
CAUTION TO THE TEACHER TRAINEES
You are not allowed to leave the examination room before the end of the period allocated to the paper except with special permission from the Supervisor. NO TEACHER TRAINEE SO PERMITTED TO LEAVE MAY TAKE A QUESTION PAPER OR ANSWER BOOKLET OUT OF THE EXAMINATTN ROOM.
Do not leave a sheet of paper you have written on or your answers in such a position that another teacher trainee can read them. You should not give or obtain unfair assistance, or attempt to do so, whether by copying or in any other way, and your work should not show proof of such unfair assistance.
No communication whatsoever in whatever manner between teacher trainees or with outsiders is allowed during the examination.
3.3.4 You are not allowed to have in your possession or in your proximity while in the examination room, any book, notes, papers or any other materials whaÉoever except the correct question papers and any materials expressly authorized by the Kenya National Examinations Council.
3.3.5 You may only use mathematical tables printed by the Kenya National Examinations Council, and these should not contain any additional notes except the printed information. If you are using a calculator as permitted by the Regulations, it should be the specified non programmable calculator. If in doubt, check with the Supervisor.
3.3.6 You must return immediately to the Supervisor any question paper that has smudges or has errors or is badly printed.
3.3.7 You must not take any used or unused writing paper out of the examination room. Any rough work must be done on the official answer booklet and, if not to be submitted with the answers, must be left on the desk to be collected by the Supervisor and destroyed.
3.3.8 Any misconduct or causing of disturbance in or near the examination room will be treated as an examination irregularity.
3.3.9 Cell phones or any other electronic communication device are prohibited in examination centres. Any teacher trainee found in possession of a cell phone or any other electronic communication device will have his or her results cancelled.
3.4 PENALTY FOR EXAMINATION IRREGULARITY
3.4.1 The KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012 Offences and Penalties stated in Sections27t040for cases of examination irregularities will apply. Some of the highlights in these Sections state that:-
A teacher trainee who commits an examination irregularity in any paper will have the results for the WHOLE SUBJECT cancelled. Such a teacher trainee will not be entitled to a result and will be awarded result “Y” overall.
If there is evidence of wide-spread irregularities in any centre, the whole examination results for the whole centre will be cancelled.
gains access to examination material and knowingly reveals the contents, whether orally or in writing, to an unauthorized party, whether a teacher trainee or not, will be in violation of Section 27 of the Act and the penalty will be imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both;
willfully and maliciously damages examination material will be in violation of Section 30 of the Act and the penalty will be imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or a fine not exceeding five million shillings or both;
is not registered to take a KNEC examination but, with intent to impersonate, presents or attempts to present himself to take the part of an enrolled teacher trainee will be in violation of Section 31 of the Act, and shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both and shall be prohibited from taking an examination conducted by or on behalf of the Council for a period of three years.
Please ensure that you do not commit any examination irregularity to avoid having your results cancelled.