The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has launched an SMS platform parents and teachers can use to verify registration details for 2022 Grade Six, Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCSE) candidates.
In a statement dated Saturday, May 28, the examination body advised school administrators and parents to ensure that their children have been registered correctly ahead of the examinations scheduled for November and December this year.
KNEC stated that details could be accessed by sending examination details to the SMS number 20076.Students carrying out projects in the CBC education systemFile
"Headteachers, parents, and candidates can now confirm the registration details for 2022 KPSEA, KCPE and KCSE examinations by sending an SMS to 20076. Use this format; (Exam)(Index Number), for example; KCPE36611030002, and send to 20076. You will receive a confirmation message," KNEC stated.
This will be the first time that Grade Six students are assessed under the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) before joining junior secondary school.
Speaking at the release of the 2021 KCSE examinations, Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, gave registration guidelines for the 2022 examination class noting that the exams will go on smoothly despite him leaving the office in August.
Magoha noted that there were concerns of some school heads demanding registration fees from students despite the government paying for them. Magoha warned that the Ministry will take disciplinary action against schools that contravened its directive on examinations.
"To the headteachers and principals, we are disappointed that you have yet to start registering students and pupils for the forthcoming KPSEA, KCPE, and KCSE exams which must be ready.
"Please ensure that every child is registered. I hope we are not going to argue about this. The government is paying exam fees for all students. It is the children's right," he stated.
Additionally, he stated that there will be no extension of the registration deadline which was set for May 14.
“When I look at the KNEC portal, I get discouraged. Our headteachers and principals think that we will extend the registration deadline."
In the 2021 national examinations, 1,225,597 KCPE students sat for the exams while 826,807 students sat for KCSE.Education CS George Magoha handing over 2021 KSCE results to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi on April 23, 2022.PSCUdead
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