The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination is set to commence on October 23, 2023, following rehearsal sessions scheduled for Thursday, October 19.
Subsequently, the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA), and the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) will begin on October 30.
The Basic Education Principal Secretary, Dr. Belio Kipsang, has said that to ensure the smooth and effective conduct of these examinations, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is mobilizing a workforce of 1,700 officers who will be responsible for monitoring these assessments and examinations.
He further emphasized the importance of professionalism and commitment among these officers, urging them to uphold high standards in their duties.
“This year, a significant number of candidates are taking part in these assessments and examinations,” Dr. Belio Kipsang stated.
Additionally, he noted that a total of 903,260 candidates are registered for the KCSE exam, distributed across 10,651 examination/assessment centres.
“Moreover, there are 1,415,315 KCPE candidates, who will sit for their exams in 28,533 centres, while 1,282,574 individuals are registered for the KPSEA exam, which will take place in 32,584 centres,” the PS said.
He also announced that in order to facilitate communication and the prompt reporting of issues during the examination period, the council is in the process of establishing a dedicated call centre at its headquarters.
Dr. Belio highlighted that this call centre will serve as a central point for receiving reports from monitoring officers stationed throughout the country.
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