The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has given a deadline for the verification of registration and subjects for KCPE and KCSE candidates countrywide.
In a circular released by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mercy Karogo “all candidates, with the guidance of the subject teachers are required to verify the registration details per subject and confirm correct subject entries by signing against their names.”
The registration exercise for both the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) was closed on February 15, 2020.
As for the verification process, all schools have up to March 6, 2020, to ensure the captured data is correct for all the candidates.
KNEC has also introduced the subject verification nominal roll. School heads are required to download the forms and verify every subject for every candidate in the school.
Candidates, with the guidance of their subject teachers, are required to verify the registration of each of the subjects they selected and will sit for by signing against their names.
According to KNEC, the nominal roll must be signed by the students and nobody should sign on behalf of a candidate. Upon signing, the nominal rolls should be endorsed by heads of institutions and subject teachers before being submitted back to KNEC.
If in the process of verifying any errors are noted, the teacher should indicate the error using a red pen on the subject nominal roll. The subject nominal roll should then be submitted together with the master nominal roll.
The Ministry of Education has since changed school calendars for the third term for both primary and secondary schools. Secondary schools will close for the December holidays on November 23, 2020, from the earlier date of November 30, 2020.
There will be no half-term in the third term just like it was in 2019. Teachers have welcomed the change of dates.