The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has commenced the process of compiling a list of teachers who will oversee the administration of the 2023 Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) exams.
Through Curriculum Support Officers (CSO), the Commission is currently gathering information on teachers who will be entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the exams.
School principals are mandated to complete and submit an Excel template containing the details of the selected teachers.
These details encompass Name, Job Title, TSC Identification Number, Job Group, ID Number, Current School, Contact Number, KRA PIN, KPSEA (Kenya Primary School Education Assessment), and the enrollment details for KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) and KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education).
In the 2022 exams and assessments, 28,408 teachers served as centre managers, 28,727 as supervisors, 74,990 as invigilators, and 5,647 as examiners.
KNEC has affirmed that it has finalized preparations to administer national examinations to 2.3 million students sitting for this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
1,282,574 Grade Six students will take the KPSEA exams, 1,415,315 candidates will take the KCPE exam, and 903,260 will undertake the KCSE test.
Speaking during the 39th Association for Educational Assessment in Africa Conference held at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel, KNEC CEO David Njengere announced that candidate registration has been completed, examination papers have been prepared, and they will be administered in accordance with the established timetable.
The examination council has introduced enhanced security measures to combat cheating during this year’s national examinations.
One of the key changes is that examination officials will no longer collect all of the day’s examination papers in the morning. Instead, centre managers, usually school principals, will only collect the morning papers.
KNEC has also acquired additional containers to bring examination storage facilities closer to schools. This adjustment is expected to reduce the time to collect and distribute examination papers.
After completing the morning papers, examination officials will return them to the container as they collect the afternoon papers. This change aims to prevent early access to afternoon exam papers.