Govt extends KCPE, KCSE exams registration deadline by two weeks

Students who have not registered for their KCPE or KCSE examinations have until 14th August to register for the exams to be administered in March 2022.

This after the Government extended the deadline which had lapsed on 31st July 2021 following a request from Head Teachers and Principals across the Country.

In a statement, Education CS George Magoha said, the request made to the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) had requested for more time to mop up students who may have not registered for one reason or another including School movement due to the effects of COVID-19.

Magoha said, in the spirit of ensuring no child is left behind, the Government has extended the deadline by two weeks to ensure everyone is registered.

“Head Teachers and Principals are urged to ensure all bona fide candidates are registered within the two weeks. Any candidate who fails to register for the 2021 examination to be sat in March 2022 will only be allowed to sit the examination in December 2022. Late registration will not be allowed.” He said.

As of 31st July 2021, 1, 218, 892 candidates in 28, 248 centers and 824, 392 candidates in 10, 384 centers had been registered for the KCPE and KCSE examinations respectively.

The numbers Magoha represent an increase of 2.29% and 9.54% in KCPE and KCSE respectively compared to number of candidates who registered in 2020.

The CS said the registration deadline will be followed by verification of candidates’ registration as captured in the 2021 KCPE and KCSE nominal rolls. He reminded Head Teachers and Principals that duly signed nominal rolls and medical reports for candidates with special needs must be submitted to Sub County Directors of Education together with other registration documents.

All Primary and Secondary Schools (Public and Private) with less than 30 candidates will be hosted in Schools within their proximity with more than 30 candidates.

Magoha said all Special needs School will retain their examination centers irrespective of the number of registered candidates.


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