Government Implements Major Reform of 2023 National Exams!
David Njengere, Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya National Examinations Council, has given a number of crucial recommendations in preparation for Kenya’s next national exams in 2023.
One of the most important announcements is that the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) tests would henceforth be given twice a day, with the collected papers being retrieved both times. The first batch of papers will be collected in the morning and returned following review.
Njengere made this remark during a speech at the KNEC offices on Monday, coinciding with the start of the test seasons.
Furthermore, beginning with this year’s tests, KCSE examination papers will be collected twice from storage containers. There will be 576 distribution stations or containers in use for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment. In addition, 567 containers will be utilized to distribute KCSE papers.
Njengere reported that the council has bought an additional 82 containers to satisfy the needs of 13 newly constituted sub-counties that do not have containers.
He underlined that the council has developed a detailed mapping system that connects all test centers to neighboring distribution hubs. This strategic mapping will allow schools to obtain examination materials more easily, even from neighboring sub-counties or counties.
Njengere also emphasized the significance of ensuring rigorous security within examination centers. To protect the integrity of the testing process, only approved people, such as center managers, supervisors, and invigilators, will be permitted access to these centers.
Before the examination session begins, center administrators must send a list of all support employees on duty to the sub-county directors of education.
Finally, Njengere stated that the council will conduct a complete briefing and sensitization for all individuals involved for conducting the examinations from October 2nd to 6th. He advised everyone engaged to personally attend these briefings and warned against delegation in this area.