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KNEC Clarifies Primary Teachers Cannot Invigilate National Exams

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KNEC Clarifies Primary Teachers Cannot Invigilate National Exams

Kenyan primary school teachers will continue to supervise and invigilate the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams. This statement follows social media allegations that the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) had prevented elementary school teachers from taking the 2023 KCSE exams.

Knec has affirmed that elementary school teachers assigned to invigilate the KCSE exams in 2023 should carry out their responsibilities. They should go to the CP2 portal and print their deployment letters.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has vetted 223,223 teachers to act as supervisors and invigilators in the national exams in 2023, and an additional 37,731 teachers to serve as examiners.

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Knec is in charge of delivering national exams to 2.3 million students, including those sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). The KCPE exam will be taken by around 1,415,315 candidates, while the KCSE exam will be taken by 903,260.

Knec has purchased a total of 1,143 containers for storage and distribution in preparation for the tests. 576 of these containers will be utilized to store Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and KCPE tests, while 567 will be used to distribute KCSE papers.

The additional containers are intended to speed up the procedure, particularly in newly formed sub-counties that did not previously have containers.

The Kenya National Examination Council’s Chief Executive, David Njengere, informed candidates, especially Grade Six students taking the KPSEA, that preparations had been done. He underlined the significance of performing the exams professionally and in accordance with the established rules, and he warned against any malpractice.

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