The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) directed all schools to register the 2023 KCSE and KCPE candidates by March 31.
Speaking during the release of the 2022 KCSE results in Nairobi county on Friday, January 20, KNEC CEO David Njeng'ere announced that the registration portal would be opened on February 1.
He cautioned parents and teachers to make use of the deadline, noting that there would be no extension.
"We are starting the process of registering candidates from February 1 to March 31. Every centre has two months to ensure all students are registered.
"KNEC wants the teachers to ensure that all eligible candidates are registered through the portal," Njeng'ere stated.
The registration forms are to be filled by the school Principals and surrendered to the Council.
Highlighting the importance of registration, the CEO added that candidates would not be able to sit for their exams if they were not registered.
"Registration of candidates is the first step towards administering an exam. Every centre has two months to make sure that all the candidates are registered," Njeng'ere added.
The 2023 education calendar released by the Ministry of Education, on Friday, January 6, stated that KCPE examinations would begin on November 6 and continue to November 9.
On Thursday, January 5, National Parents Association (NPA) chairperson Silas Obuhatsa asked the government to consider postponing the normal school calendar resumption.
Obuhatsa asked the Ministry of Education to give Grade Six students time to transition to Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).
“The government has the right to postpone schools reopening for one or two months to have these structures in place before learning can resume," he noted.
Speaking during the release of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results on Wednesday, December 21, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu noted the government's milestones in phasing out the national examinations.
"This KCPE is the second last in the series of examinations at the Primary level, as Kenya phases out the 8-4-4 system of education.
"KNEC remains committed to delivering credible examinations and upholding integrity in the certification process," Machogu stated.
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