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Primary school teachers never to supervise KCSE exams

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Primary school teachers never to supervise KCSE exams

The invigilation of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will no longer be performed by primary school teachers.

Primary school teachers have already been withdrawn from the list of those drafted to invigilate KCSE exams by Curriculum Support Officers (CSOs).

Primary school teachers will now be responsible for managing the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) tests, while secondary school teachers will be in charge of the KCSE.

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Junior secondary school (JSS) teachers, on the other hand, will not take part in any national exam invigilation this year.

The Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) has directed all instructors assigned to deliver KCSE exams to accept their new responsibilities.

They must go to the CP2 portal, enter their information, and print their deployment letters. The deployment portal also prevents primary school teachers from being sent to deliver KCSE exams.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has approved 223,223 teachers to serve as supervisors and invigilators for the national exams in 2023. This year, 37,731 teachers have been vetted to serve as examiners.

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Knec will administer national tests for 2.3 million students sitting the KCPE and KCSE exams this year. The KCPE exam will be taken by around 1,415,315 candidates, while the KCSE exam will be taken by another 903,260.

The Kenya National Examination Council’s Chief Executive, David Njengere, indicated that preparations have been undertaken for the candidates, including 1,282,574 Grade Six students who would take the KPSEA. A total of 1,143 containers will be used for the KCSE, KCPE, and KPSEA exams in 2023.

Njengere further stated that 576 distribution facilities or containers will be used to store KPSEA and KCPE exams, while 567 containers will be used to distribute KCSE papers.

Machogu advised all workers involved in the national examinations to conduct themselves professionally and in accordance with the established criteria. He stressed that the Ministry will not accept any wrongdoing.

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