KNEC HAS DROPPED THE MANDATORY UPI REQUIREMENT FOR KCSE REGISTRATION, HERE ARE THE DETAILS
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The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC has dropped the mandatory UPI requirement for KCSE 2020 candidates. UPI in full means Unique Personal Identifier which is generated for all Kenyan students via the National Education Management Information System, NEMIS.
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Previously, all Kenya students wishing to register as Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education candidates were expected to produce these UPIs before their registration.
This major decision was arrived at by the Ministry of Education after most schools were reportedly unable to upload data for their 2020 KCSE candidates due to lack of UPIs.
The most affected group consisted of 2020 KCSE repeaters who unfortunately could not trace their UPIs from their former schools.
One principal who sought anonymity said that in their school, they had a total of 85 repeaters and only ten of them had their UPIs.
2020 KCSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
All KCSE 2020 candidates are expected to upload their data into the KNEC registration portal by February 15 2020.
Candidates taking project-based subjects such as Agriculture, Computer and Home science have already received the KCSE 2020 instructions in readiness for the start of their projects.
The KCSE 2020 projects will be executed in two phases technically referred to as Milestones just like in 2019.