The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education remains one of the most valuable examinations for any student who wishes to seek employment at any level in life,this is evident by the seriousness given to the exam by students and all stakeholders year in, year out .
Since the onset of corona virus pandemic in the country ,teachers have worked round the clock in ensuring prior and adequate preparations for the candidates before they sit for the final exams .
The major challenge that the 2021 KCSE candidates are facing is the little teacher- student contact hours, which has lead to several instabilities as far as teaching and learning is concerned.
Owing to the pressure experienced by both learners and tutors , several schools have gone down as students riot in different parts of the country.
The Kenya national examination council has finally brought the reality of exams, which are likely to instill sense to the candidates ,whose KCSE literature remained an historical and fictional tale .
With the production of the exams time table, learners are likely to settle down in their schools in a bid to prepare for these papers.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) recently released the 2021 Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) examination timetable.
Form Four candidates will sit their first examination on February 28, 2022, with the final examination expected to be on March 31, 2022.
Before the beginning of the examination, all the KCSE candidates will be undertaking rehearsals which will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022.
On Monday, February 28, 2022, candidates who took classes in Arabic orals, Kenyan sign language, French, and German will be expected to sit their first examination which will run until Friday, March 4, 2022.
The 2021 KCSE candidates are set to sit the English Paper One (Functional Skills) and Chemistry Paper One on Monday, March 14, 2022.
On Tuesday, March 15, candidates will sit their Mathematics Paper One and English Paper Two (Comprehension, Literary Appreciation, and Grammar). English Paper Three, Chemistry Paper Two, and General Science Paper One will be done the following day, on Wednesday, March 16.
The candidates will sit for their Kiswahili Papers One and Two on Thursday, March 17 followed by Chemistry examination practicals which will be done on Friday, March 18.
On Monday, March 21, students will sit Mathematics Paper Two and Biology Paper One. Religious papers including Christian Religious Education, Hindu, and Islamic Religious Education examinations will be done on March 22.
Kiswahili Paper Three examination will also be done on March 22, with Biology Paper Two, History and Government Paper One, set for Wednesday, March 23.
History Paper Two will be tackled on Thursday, March 24, followed by Biology practicals which will be done on Friday 25.
In the final week, candidates will sit the General Science Paper, Geography Paper One, Physics Paper One, on Monday, March 28. Agriculture and Business Paper One will be tackled on Tuesday, March 29.
Candidates will sit their Physics and Geography Paper Two on Wednesday, March 30. Those who are scheduled to sit for the Business Paper Two and Agriculture Paper Two will do so on Thursday, March 31 – marking the end of the examinations which will take approximately two months to complete.