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Having subjected candidates through data verification, KNEC has shifted focus on preparations for next year’s KCPE and KCSE exams.

As per the new calendar, 2021 KCPE examinations will be done between 7th and 10th March, 2022 while KCSE examinations will be done between 11th March and 1st April 2022.

According to KNEC Chief Executive David Njengere, online registration of candidates ended three months ago with a total of 2,056,719 registered. Out of this number, 1,225,693 will sit KCPE while 831,026 will write KCSE exams. Compared to last year, the number of KCSE candidates has increased by 34,085 while the number of KCPE candidates has increased by 78,424.

KNEC now wants education stakeholders to ensure students’ data is well captured. And all corrections must be done by November 30, 2021.

“Any discrepancy in registration details should be officially communicated to the KNEC Chief Executive through heads of schools or sub-county directors of education for private candidates,” said Njengere.

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During the verification, Njengere said name, year of birth and gender of candidate should be well captured. “Ensure name of KCSE candidates are spelt correctly and the order of names is the same as they appear on KCPE certificate,”

He also said that subject choices for KCSE candidates must be correctly entered and verified to conform to the grade award criteria as per the KCSE regulations stipulated in the 2021 KCSE registration circular.

In addition, KNEC wants KCPE repeaters to ensure they have used correct KCPE index numbers and entered right codes for examination. The candidates with special needs should also be correctly registered and supporting documents submitted to KNEC

A team of officials from the ministry and KNEC, led by Magoha and Njengere are already in UK to inspect printing of exams. They are supervising exam related activities like setting of questions, proof-reading, printing and packaging.

Meanwhile, courts have pushed a ruling on the minimum number of examination centres to December 9. KNEC had indicated that no examination centre shall have less than 30 candidates.

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