KNEC Circular to schools with Less than 40 KCPE and KCSE Candidates

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has released a circular to all Head Teachers of Primary Schools and Principals of Secondary Schools from both Private and Public Schools with less than Forty (40) candidates.

According to Knec schools with less than 40 candidates will be hosted by an examination centre with more than Forty (40) candidates during the 2021 KCPE and KCSE examinations.

The circular reads as below;

11TH JUNE, 2021

To:

i) All Heads of Primary and Secondary Schools presenting Candidates for the 2021 KCPE and KCSE examinations,

ii) All Sub – County Directors of Education.

SUBJECT: HOSTING OF SCHOOLS WITH LESS THAN FORTY (40) CANDIDATES DURING THE 2021 KCPE AND KCSE EXAMINATIONS

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to bring to your attention the following information as regards the hosting of schools with less than forty (40) candidates during the conduct of the 2021 KCPE and KCSE Examinations;

1.1 As per our previous circular KNEC/GEN/CS/PRO/CIR/DEC/2021/02/ rev.7.2 dated 18 May, 2021 on registration of 2021 KCPE and KCSE candidates clause 1.2 stated that “Any school that has between 6 and 14 candidates will be hosted by another centre to be determined by the Sub County Director of Education”

1.2 As guided by the Ministry of Education all Head Teachers of Primary Schools and Principals of Secondary Schools from both Private and Public Schools with less than Forty (40) candidates will be hosted by an examination centre with more than Forty (40) candidates during the 2021 KCPE and KCSE examinations.

1.3 The host school should be located within the Sub County where the hosted schools are.

Both the host school and the hosted school(s) should be served from one distribution point (Container).

1.4 During the conduct of the examination, the Host Head Teacher/Principal will be the only authorized officer to collect the examination materials from the container, coordinate the conduct and return the candidates answer scripts to the Container during each day of the examination.

1.5 All Sub County Directors of Education are informed to submit the list of the host examination centres and hosted examination centres for the March/ April 2021 KCPE and KCSE examinations by 15 August, 2021.

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