The 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education-KCSE national exams officially kicked off in early March with candidates taking technical subjects such as Home Science taking their practicals.
Unlike the year 2020, the 2021 KCSE Candidature went up this year by 10.42 per cent. In 2020 KCSE, 752, 602 candidates registered for the final summative tests.
According to the newly appointed Knec CEO Dr. David Njeng’ere, adequate plans have been put in place to ensure safety nets for the proper administration of the 2021 KCSE exams between March and April 2022., which was done successfully.
According to Knec statistics at our disposal, the council is fully armed to the tooth to ensure that the 2021-2022 KCSE exams are marked within 15 days and results released by Latest April 22, 2022.
The council trained more KCSE and KCPE examiners on how to effectively award learners the correct grades while marking the 2021-2022 KCSE and KCPE national exams.
The training took place between October 3 and October 9 with successful Knec Examiners being incorporated into the Knec Examiners’ database.
Knec Examiners for KCPE 2022 to Report to their Stations Earlier
The Knec examiners whose details have been successfully updated in the Knec examiners database will be invited soon by the council to mark the two national exams.
2021 KCPE exams will be marked using a digitized system save for Kiswahili Insha and English Composition scripts which will be marked manually.
Knec trained more examiners recently in English, Kiswahili, Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture, CRE, History and Government to help speed up the process of marking and awarding marks to 2021 KCSE candidates.
2021-2022 KCPE will commence on Monday March 7, 2022 and end on March 9, 2022.
The 2021 KCSE exam on the other hand has already commenced and it has slated for February 28, 2022 to April 1, 2022.
Knec Examiners Reporting Dates 2022
The 2021/2022 KCPE examiners for Composition and Isha will report to their respective stations as from March 15, 2022. The KCPE Results 2022 will be released before April 1, 2022.
The 2021/2022 KCSE examiners for all the papers will report to their respective stations as from April 3, 2022. The KCSE Results 2022 will be released before April 25, 2022.
Teenage Mothers to Sit their 2021-2022 KCSE Exams
Just like previous years, the year 2022 has seen several teenage mothers sitting the 2021 KCSE exams.
In Baringo County for instance, a few girls gathered at Bogoria Girls Secondary in Baringo South to pray ahead of the national exams.
The over 70 girls are drawn from Marigat, Eldama Ravine, Tiaty West,Tiaty East, Baringo North, Mogotio and Baringo Central sub counties and are among 700 beneficiaries of a second chance program for teenage mums being facilitated by Gladwell Cheruiyot the county’s woman representative through the National Government Affirmative Action Fund NG-AAF.
The year 2022 is a delicate one with six major examinations expected to take place besides the upcoming TSC teachers’ training for PE and Science teachers in April 2022.
Last month, KUPPET had threatened to call for industrial action over what the union termed as oppression of teachers by TSC due to the 2021-2025 non-monetary Collective bargaining agreement CBA.
CS Magoha and the teachers’ employer the Teachers Service Commission TSC however moved with speed to avert the strike that could have greatly affected the smooth running of the 2021-2022 national Knec examinations.