KNEC Announces Slots for Teachers Who Will Mark KCSE/KCPE, How to Apply

  • Entrance to KNEC offices along Dennis Pritt Road in Nairobi
    Entrance to KNEC offices along Dennis Pritt Road in Nairobi.
  • Primary and secondary school teachers who wish to mark the upcoming national examinations now have been called to apply for the roles. 

    Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) on Tuesday, August 16, announced that it was accepting applications from qualified teachers to undergo training as examiners for the upcoming Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) as well as Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).

    The training is slated to kick off on Sunday, September 18, 2022, and will run for six days until Saturday, September 24, 2022.

    All shortlisted candidates are required to pay a fee of Ksh10,500 for the training.

    Teachers at the Ministry of Education's CBC training in 2020

    "The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) will be conducting training for teachers to prepare them to become examiners for the KCPE and KCSE examinations. The venue for training will be communicated to the qualified applicants at a later date.

    "Shortlisted applicants will be notified on how to make the payment. The successful trainees will be incorporated into the KNEC examiners' database. They will thereafter be engaged based on the needs using the criteria on recruitment of examiners," read the statement in part.

    KNEC is also seeking to tutor teachers who will handle English Composition and Kiswahili Insha in primary schools as well as Geography and Christian Religious Education in high schools.

    Other subjects in high school are History & Government, Islamic Religious Education, Agriculture, Home Science, Computer Studies and Biology.

    How to Apply

    An interested applicant must be a practising teacher in the relevant subject areas and should possess a valid Teachers Service Commission (TSC) number.

    They should also have a minimum qualification of P1 for the KCPE examination with a minimum of a C (plain) at KCSE level in the subject they are applying to train and should be holders of at least a Diploma in Education (and above) for KCSE marking.

    Other requirements are a minimum teaching experience of three years, free from any disciplinary action by TSC and should be aged 50 years or below.

    The applicants are expected to access the KNEC examiners' portal using the link

    Those with CP2 accounts should log into the portal using their usernames and passwords. 

    Those who have forgotten their CP2 passwords, should click on the reset password button and enter their mobile number in the format (2547********) and submit to get new passwords for logging into the system;

    Those without CP2 accounts should click on create an account and follow the instructions to acquire login credentials to access the system.

    Upon successful log-in, the applicants are expected to complete their personal profile and save. On the dashboard, they should click on the 'apply for training' button and all the declared vacancies will be available for the applicants to choose from.

    KCPE exam will be written from November 28 to December 1, while KCSE was scheduled for December 1 to December 23.

    The marking process will be conducted from January 2, 2023, to January 20, 2023.

    Students sit for a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) exam
    Students sit for a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) exam