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Teachers Given a Deadline To Register as Contracted Professionals During 2021 KCPE, KCSE Tests

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has issued deadline for Contracted Professionals (Cp) to register on their platform popularly known as Cp2 portal.

The contracted professionals include Centre Managers (Principals and Head Teachers), Supervisors, Invigilators, examiners and Security Personnel charged with manning the national exams.

KNEC says those who haven’t registered on the online platform have till midnight today to register and download their assignment letters.

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Both school heads and teachers taking part in the 2021 examinations are required to submit their details by registering on the portal.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) said it has assigned 242,406 teachers national exam supervision and marking duties.

Speaking at an inter-ministerial address at the Kenya School of Government on Friday, February 18, TSC boss Nancy Macharia said the teachers will be presented to Knec to serve as invigilators, supervisors, centre managers and examiners.

“Only the best cream of teachers, those who do not have any known disciplinary issues, have been identified as part of the Commission’s determination to guarantee integrity in examination administration,” she said.

The contracted professionals receive their payments few days after the official release of the KCPE. However, KNEC says it will only make payment for those who officially register their details on the Cp2 platform.

There have been calls to increase the payment for manning the exams. A year ago the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers(Kuppet) protested and called for review of the payments.

According to Payment details released by the Council, Primary school heads who act as Centre Managers for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE,exams pocket a daily subsistence allowance of Sh500; for a total of 4 days (including rehearsal day).

Secondary school Principals on the other hand, earn a daily allowance of Sh500 for 18 days.The highest paid Supervisor walks away with a sum total of Sh12,510 while the highest paid invigilator gets Sh9860.

The examiner does not pay deputy head teachers and Principals despite being present at the school present during the examination period as assistant Centre Managers.

Knec also does not include for payment of teachers handling science subjects who prepare and administer practicals during the KCSE examinations.


According to the revised education calendar,2021 KCPE examinations are scheduled to be done between March 7 and 10. And KCSE examinations will be done between March 11 and April 1.

Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) data however shows a total 2,056,719 were registered for the tests scheduled to start in two weeks’ time. Of 1,225,693 will sit KCPE and 831,026 KCSE.

KNEC said the number of candidates sitting the KCPE examinations has increased by 34,085 compared to last years. Additional 78,424 candidates have also been registered to sit the KCSE examinations, according to KNEC data.

A total 479 containers will be used to store examination materials, according to a Knec report.


To download the knec Professionals’ contracted letters, use the procedure below:

1.Log onto the knec contracted professional’s portal by using the link: /Professionals.

2.Click on the ‘Dash Board’ tab and check under deployments, See the Centre where you have been assigned to execute your duties.

3.The details below will be displayed:

Exam Duty Station Position Actions

  1. Under the Actions’ column, click on the ‘Download Appointment Letter’ link to get your letter.

All the best in your duty as contracted professional.

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