Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) said on Tuesday, May 2, that all students who sat for the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) were free to collect their certificates from their respective schools.
Students were instructed by KNEC to submit their concerns and queries on the commission’s website in the event that their results or other information turned out to be incorrect.
The examinations body insisted that students submit responses through the Query Management Information System (QMIS) on its website, which can be accessed at www.knec.ac.ke.
QMIS also handles other exam-related tasks, such as result verification, equivalency checking, biodata amendments , direct recovery of KCSE/KCPE result slips, certificate printing, and result mark inquiries.
Inconsistencies in KCPE and KCSE certificates can be corrected and addressed by the examination board if questions are filed in a timely manner.
There were 1,225,693 students who registered for the KCPEs and 831,026 students who took the KCSE Exams in 2021.
KNEC on Collection of Certificates
The announcement comes two months after KNEC published the names of 4,700 people who had not collected their certificates.
The notice, which was released on Friday, March 10, stated that the unclaimed certificates were originally issued in the year 2001.
There were some 1,920 KCPE certificates that were yet to be collected, and 2,841 KCSE certificates.
Of the 435 KCPE examination papers still held by KNEC, the vast majority are from students who took their exams in 2018.
KNEC holds 298 certificates from students who took exams in 2015, and 251 papers from students who took exams in 2017. There are approximately 241 certificates that were not collected from the class of 2016.
In addition, KNEC still has over 602 KCSE Certificates from students who took the exam in 2012.
2011 KCSE candidates hold the second-most papers overall, with 360. With 314 held papers, the Class of 2020 is in third place, below the Class of 2013’s 282 unclaimed certificates. Another 230 have not been claimed yet from 2018 exam candidates.
In order to get their certificates, the affected students were advised by KNEC to contact their schools and education offices.