KNEC Issues 14 Tough Guidelines Ahead of 2022 KCPE, KCSE & KPSEA Exams
Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) has fresh regulations which must be followed during administration of the 3 national examinations slated for next month.
The penalties spelt in the protocols target both candidates and examination administrators who will be found culpable.
These details emerged following a meeting between KNEC officials and all chief examiners of Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), Kenya Certificate for Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education (KCSE).
According to Knec chief executive officer, Dr David Njengere 2022 has been a unique academic year.
‘‘In a normal school calendar year, Knec administers two examinations; however, this year, we will administer a total of five examinations,’’ Njengere said.
Among the new guidelines are:
- candidates will not be allowed any extra time while sitting KCPE and KCSEtests.
- Unnecessary movements by candidates when the examinations are underway has been prohibited unless with special permission from supervisors.
- No form of communication between candidates and strangers within or outside the school compound will be allowed.
- within the examination rooms, candidates are cautioned from exposing their question answers to fellow students.
- Candidates are advised not to leave a sheet of paper they have written on or their answers in such a position that another candidate 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
- 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 whatsoever except the correct question papers and any materials expressly authorised by the Knec
- It is punishable to have access to examination material and revealing the contents, whether orally or in writing, to an unauthorised party. This will attract a penalty or a fine not exceeding Sh2 million or imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or both
- it will also be an offence for any person to maliciously damage examination material.
- No impersonation will allowed. In the event the impostor is a student, they will be prohibited from taking an examination conducted by or on behalf of Knec for three years. The culprit will be liable to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both.
- Candidates, supervisors, invigilators or headteachers will not enter an examination room with phones or other electronic devices.
- primary schools with a combined candidature of thirty (30) and above for both KCPE and KPSEA examinations will be allowed to conduct the examination on their premises.
- schools with less than thirty (30) candidates and more than five(5) kilometres away from the nearest examination centre will seek special approval from Knec through the Sub County Director of Education
- The ratio of one invigilator for every 20 students, and one supervisor for every 200 candidates is adhered to.