The Kenya National examinations council, KNEC, has confirmed its plans to incorporate the knec examiners who were trained this year into the KNEC database.
This will add into the pool of examiners that KNEC currently has. The examineirs were trained as one of the steps in preparing for the 2021 KCPE and KCSE exams.
“Preparation for this year’s national exams are in top gear and the council has started training teachers on how to mark the exams,” said David Njengere, the KNEC CEO during a past press statement early this month.
The training took place between October 3 and 9 with the trainees set to be incorporated into the KNEC examiners’ database.
Primary school teachers were trained as examiners in composition and lnsha papers while secondary counterparts were trained in marking English, Kiswahili, Biology, Chemistry, History and Government, Agriculture and Christian Religious Education.
KNEC chief executive officer Dr David Njeng’ere says adequate plans have been put in place to ensure the exams are taken as per the Government calendar.
KCPE exam will be taken between March 4, 2022, and March 9, 2022. KCSE exam, on the other hand, will run from February 28, 2022, to April 1, 2022.
This year, 1,225,693 candidates have enrolled for KCPE, while 831,026 have enrolled for KCSE. The enrollments represent a relatively significant increase from last year’s candidate population.
Thirty-four thousand and eighty-five (34,085) more candidates will sit this year’s KCPE compared to last year, representing a 2.86 per cent increase. In the 2020 KCPE, 1,191,608 candidates registered for the national test.
The 2021 KCSE class has seen a significant increase in enrollment from last year; 78,424 more candidates will write the secondary examination, representing a 10.42 per cent.
In the 2020 KCSE, 752,602 registered for the final exam. In KCPE 2020, twelve thousand, four hundred and sixteen (12,416) candidates did not write the national test despite registering for the exam.