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KCPE/KCSE Candidates 2023 Examination Registration & KCSE Qualifying Test

KCPE/KCSE Candidates 2023 Examination Registration & KCSE Qualifying Test

To: i) All Heads of Primary and Secondary Schools presenting Candidates for the 2023 KCPE, KCSE Examinations; and KCSE Qualifying Test

ii) All Sub-County Directors of Education


The registration process for candidates wishing to sit for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE); Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations; and KCSE Qualifying Test is scheduled to commenced on the 1st of February, 2023 and will end 30th March, 2023.

In this regard, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to bring to your attention the following information:

Registration of regular Candidates Heads of institutions with learners attending school in a regular setting are expected to note and ensure that:

1.1. Schools with less than five (5) candidates will not be allowed to register candidates for the 2023 examinations as independent examination centres.

Such schools are advised to liaise with the respective Sub-County Directors of Education (SCDEs) to identify an approved KNEC examination centre with more than five (5) candidates for their learners to be registered.

1.2 Examination centres with less than thirty (30) candidates shall be hosted in examination centres to be identified by Sub-County Directors, in line with the guidelines provided by KNEC on the same.

1.3 SCDEs and Heads of Institutions are required to log into the KNEC registration portal for capturing of the registration details of the examination centres and candidates using their examination centre log-in credentials.

1.4 For KCSE examination, Principals are required to upload candidates’ passport size photographs (300 x 300 pixels).

1.5 All candidates registered for KNEC examinations must be bonafide, school-going pupils/students in their respective schools, who are transiting to their respective examination class. Registration of ghost candidates constitutes an examination malpractice, which attracts sanctions, including de-registration of the school as a KNEC examination centre.

1.6 Heads of institutions and SCDEs are expected to ensure accuracy of the registration data for all candidates, including the following:

1.6.1 Correct spellings and order of candidates’ names as documented in their Birth Certificates;

1.6.2 Gender;

1.6.3 Year of birth;

1.6.4 Citizenship;

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