Knec News 2021/2022: New Deadline for 2021 KCSE and KCPE Exams Registration: Government Extends KCPE, KCSE exams registration deadline by two weeks, Check out why
Knec Releases new deadline and registration guidelines for 2021 KCSE, KCPE Examinations
The Government has extended the deadline for registration of KCPE, KCSE candidates by two weeks.
Through an official statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education Professor George Magoha, the Education Ministry reviewed the window for KCSE/KCPE registration to allow all learners submit key details for the process.
“This is to give an opportunity to schools to ensure all candidates are registered, in the spirit of leaving no child behind in the education sector,” Magoha said in a statement on Monday.
New KCSE/KCPE Registration Deadline
The final day for the registration (deadline) has now been reviewed to August 14, 2021. The registration exercise was earlier scheduled to close on July 31, 2021.
CS Magoha also said headteachers and principals should ensure that all bona fide candidates are registered for the examination within the final two weeks.
“Any candidate who fails to register for the 2021 examination to be sat in March 2022 will only be allowed to sit the examination in December 2022,” he said.
KCSE/KCPE Late Registration 2021
Kindly note that late registration for the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary and Secondary Education-KCSE and KCPE will not be allowed.
“Late registration shall not be allowed,” the CS noted.
The registration deadline will be followed with verification of candidates’ registration details as captured in the 2021 KCPE and KCSE nominal rolls between August 16 and 27, 2021.
Magoha said duly signed nominal rolls, and medical reports for candidates with special needs must be submitted to sub county Directors of Education together with the other registration documents.
Preparations for the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations commenced with the registration of candidates starting from June 2, 2021.
By July 31, 2021, a total of 1,218,892 candidates in 28,248 centres and 824,392 candidates in 10,384 centres had been registered for the KCPE and KCSE examinations respectively.
In 2020, 1,191,616 and 752,602 candidates were registered for the KCPE and KCSE respectively.
This represents an increase of 2.29 per cent and 9.54 per cent in candidature in the 2021 KCPE and KCSE respectively compared with 2020.
The phenomenal increase in KCSE candidature is attributed to the success of the Government’s policy of 100 per cent transition which started in 2018.
However, since the exercise closed on July 31, 2021, a number of headteachers and principals have requested Knec to allow them more time to mop up all candidates that may not have been registered.