More KCPE and KCSE Candidates to Sit the 2020 KNEC exams
KNEC closes its registration portal for 2020 KCPE and KCSE examinations
Statistics released by the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC have revealed that 150, 000 more KCPE and KCSE candidates have been registered for the 2020 KNEC examinations compared to last year’s candidature.
KNEC availed the numbers on 2nd February 2020 during the release of official timetables for both 2020 KCPE and KCSE exams.
KNEC data shows that by February 28, 2020, which was the official deadline for the registration of 2020 candidates, 1, 938, 667 candidates had enrolled to write the 2020 KCPE and KCSE KNEC exams.
1, 187, 517 candidates had registered to sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE exam an increase of 104, 061 candidates compared to last year.
A total of 751, 150 candidates have registered to sit the KCSE 2020 KNEC exams. This is an increase from the KCSE 2019 statistics which stood at 697, 222 candidates.
When will 2020 KCPE KNEC exams start?
According to the 2020 KNEC timetable, 2020 KCPE exams have been scheduled to begin on October 27, 2020.
Rehearsals will be conducted on 26th October, 2020.
The three-day KCPE 2020 exam will end on 29th October 2020 two days to the beginning of the 2020 KCSE KNEC exams.
The rehearsals for KCSE 2020 KNEC exams will be carried out on October 30, 2020, and written KCSE KNEC tests will begin on November 2, 2020.
According to KNEC CEO Dr Mercy Karogo, 2020 KNEC registration for KCPE and KCPE exams has captured the highest number of candidates in the last five years.
She further added that this is the reason why the Government is planning to deploy heavy security personnel at various critical stages to secure the exam and reduce any cases of exam irregularities.