The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has announced that rehearsals for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams are scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 19th.
In an official statement released on a Wednesday, KNEC specified that the rehearsal date for both KCPE and KPSEA is set for Friday, October 27th.
The examinations for both KCPE and KPSEA will kick off on Monday, October 30th, and conclude on Wednesday, November 1st.
To oversee the administration of the exams, the examination council plans to engage 1,700 officers, from both KNEC and various other institutions within the education sector.
The upcoming 2023 KCPE exams will mark the conclusion of the 8-4-4 system in primary schools.
A staggering 3.5 million candidates are slated to partake in the national examinations, with KCPE candidates representing the highest number recorded in the country’s examination history.
Under a million candidates will sit for the KCSE exams this year, while 1.4 million will undertake the KCPE exams. Additionally, 1.2 million candidates are registered to sit for the inaugural KPSEA exams.
During a briefing for the monitoring officers held at the KNEC headquarters at the New Mitihani House on Monday and Tuesday, the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, Belio Kipsang, urged the officers to maintain professionalism and dedication in ensuring a smooth and effective conduct of the assessments and examinations.
He commended Knec for their commendable efforts, especially in the previous year when the Council smoothly transitioned from conducting the traditional two annual examinations to an unprecedented five in response to the disruptions caused by Covid-19, as the country sought to stabilize the school calendar.