The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has requested that all field officers on leave return to their duties by October 16.
Speaking at the launch of the 2023 national examinations season at the KNEC headquarters in Nairobi on Monday, September 25, 2023 ,the Commission’s Secretary Nancy Macharia emphasized the importance of this measure to facilitate the final phase of preparations for the upcoming national examinations, aiming for a successful execution.
Macharia expressed TSC’s unwavering commitment, ensuring full support from all staff and teachers for the forthcoming national examinations, striving for a highly successful outcome.
In preparation for the 2023 national exams, Macharia informed that TSC has vetted 223,223 teachers who will serve as supervisors and invigilators. 37,731 teachers will undertake the role of examiners.
She further disclosed that all 71,760 centre managers will attend sub-county briefing meetings organized by the Kenya National Examination Council in the first week of October. Each manager is expected to attend without delegation.
This marks the final administration of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) under the 8-4-4 system, with only five more classes left to sit for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam.
Macharia also specified that centre managers are to ensure a meticulous collection of morning and afternoon session papers without compromising examination protocols.
She emphasized the annual staff rotation by mandating that no supervisor or invigilator from the previous year’s national examinations remains at the same centre.
During the examination period, only centre and deputy centre managers must be present at the school.
Rehearsals for the KPSEA and KCSE will begin on October 27, 2023, while the exams will commence on October 30, 2023, and end on November 1, 2023.
On the other hand, KCSE candidates will start exams on October 10, 2023 and complete on November 24, 2023.