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Candidates’ Registration Begins, KNEC Gives Deadline

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Candidates’ Registration Begins As KNEC Gives DeadlineRegistration has begun for three national exams scheduled for November and December of this year.Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) Chief Executive David Njengere stated that the listing of Grade Six, Standard Eight, and Form Four candidates will begin immediately and will continue until May 14.“Parents have three weeks to make sure that their children are registered for the assessments and examinations which are set to be administered in November and December,” said Njengere.Grade Six students are registering for the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), while Standard Eight students are enrolled in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).Students in Form Four are registering for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Knec has also requested that candidates who will take the KCSE Qualifying Tests register.Njengere stated that registration for the exams is free. Jwan Julius, the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, has warned schools against charging candidates examination fees.“The fees shall be paid by the government and no one should take money from candidates in public and private institutions,” said Jwan.According to Knec, the only students who must pay for the exams are those who are repeating the KCPE or KCSE, non-Kenyans, private candidates registering in the sub-county private examination centres, and candidates in prisons.Fees are payable through Knec bank accounts and range from Sh750 to Sh6,300 for nine subjects.Njengere stated that by May 20, headteachers are expected to submit registration documents to the Sub-County Directors of Education (SCDEs).According to Njengere, registration will only be done online by the respective headteachers.ALSO READ:During the registration and verification of enrolment, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha asked parents to be involved and to provide correct information on learners, including those with special needs.Prof. Magoha stated that schools should correctly capture candidates’ names as they appear on their birth certificates. Gender, year of birth, citizenship, and subjects entered should also be included.Candidates’ Registration Begins As KNEC Gives Deadline

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