Magoha, Njeng’ere Fly To UK To Asses Printing of 2022 KCPE and KCSE Exams
The Kenya national examinations council and the ministry of education have shifted their Focus on preparations for national examinations, just a few days after reopening of schools and transitioning of all learners to new classes.
Having successfully administered school-based assessments for Grade 4 and the national examinations for Standard Eight and Form Four learners in a crash learning programme, KNEC has started early preparations for the next exams.
It is now emerging that with the change of guard at the council, where David Njeng’ere was appointed new boss, preparations for Kenya Certificate Primary Examination and Kenya Certificate Secondary Education will start early.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha is leading a high-level delegation from education ministry and Knec to assess the printing process at the printer in the United Kingdom. Among the delegation in UK is the Basic Education PS Jwan Julius. Previously, staff who accompanied the CS and the chief executive included officers from test development, printing department, finance and examination administrations. The officials, who have accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta to the global education conference, are expected to monitor the examination preparations. Dr Njeng’ere, who will be visiting the printer for the first time after his appointment, will be taken through the entire preparation process. The officials will go through all activities from setting questions, proofreading, printing and packaging.
Currently, pressure is mounting on Knec as it races against time to be ready for the examinations ahead of March 2022. The council will have to work within the squeezed timelines to produce examinations.
As per the new school calendar, the second term will start on 11th October and end on 23rd December, lasting 11 weeks. And third term will start 3rd January, 2022 and end on 4th March, lasting nine weeks. KCPE examination has been scheduled to start on March 7 for three days while KCSE exams will begin on March 11.
Knec candidates’ registration deadline lapses Saturday, kick-starting the long process of preparations for the examinations. The candidates must be registered in schools where they completed Standard Seven for the KCPE exam and Form Three for the KCSE test.