The government has extended the registration for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates by two weeks.
According to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, this is to give an opportunity to schools to ensure all candidates are registered.
“Head Teachers and Principals are urged to ensure all bona fide candidates are registered within the 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. Late registration will not be allowed,” he said.
He noted that late registration shall not be allowed.
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.
He reminded Head Teachers and Principals that duly signed nominal rolls and medical reports for candidates with special needs must be submitted to Sub County Directors of Education together with other registration documents.
As of 31st July 2021, 1, 218, 892 candidates in 28, 248 centers and 824, 392 candidates in 10, 384 centers 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 KCPE and KCSE respectively compared to number of candidates who registered in 2020.
According to Magoha, 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.