KCSE Center Managers To Face Sanctions for Violating Rules

October 24, 2023

On Monday, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) issued a stern warning to Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) center managers regarding the unauthorized sharing of confidential instructions for the preparation of science practical exams.

KNEC urged all managers to strictly adhere to rules and regulations, emphasizing that failure to do so could result in sanctions as outlined in the KNEC Act.

KNEC said a total of 903,260 candidates are registered for the examinations, which will be conducted in 10,651 examination centers nationwide.

KCSE officially commenced on Monday following rehearsals held on Thursday, October 19, 2023. Candidates are currently undertaking their oral practical papers, scheduled until Friday, October 27.

The practical exams include orals for French, German, Arabic, Kenya Sign Language, and music. KNEC has allotted 15 minutes per candidate for the oral exams.

On Wednesday, October 25, candidates will undertake Home Science (food and nutrition) practicals, scheduled to continue until Tuesday, November 31, 2023, with an allotted time of 15 to 45 minutes.

The written exams for common subjects will start with Chemistry on November 6th and extend until November 23rd, concluding with Agriculture as the last written paper.

Physics practicals will be the final examinable subject before the conclusion of the 2023 KCSE on November 24th.

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Level Education Assessment (KILEA) are set to commence on October 30.

This year’s national examinations represent a pivotal transition, marking the culmination of the 8-4-4 education system as Kenya embarks on a new chapter under the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

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