When seeking a job after Form 4 or seeking for admission at a local or international university, the employer/institution can seek verification of your Certificates or Results.
To get your results verified, you will be required to download Verification and Confirmation of Results form from KNEC website http://www.knec.ac.ke fill and submit it individually or post to KNEC offices in Nairobi.
Details required include; 1. The exact names used during the examination. 2. The applicant’s (candidate’s) full index number 3. The level and year of examination 4. The name of the school/center where the examination was taken 5. A copy of the certificate(s)/result slip (s) to be confirmed (Mandatory) 6. Full address of the employer or institution where the statement of examination results is to be sent
After processing the application, the confirmation and verification results will be sent directly to your employer or institution as indicated on the application form.
10 working days to dispatch the statement to the employer/institution
For more information call Huduma Contact Centre: +254 (020) 6900020
Or visit nearest Huduma Centre
Or Contact:The Kenya National Examinations Council National Housing Corporation House, Aga Khan Walk 020-3317412, 3317413, 3317419 email@example.com. http://www.knec.ac.ke/home/index.php
Validating or confirming the authenticity of education certificates in Kenya is done by making an Application for Statement of Examination Result to Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC). Visit the Kenya National Education Council offices or KNEC Website to initiate the application.
How do I get a copy of my knec certificate?
I have lost my KCPE/KCSE examination certificate, can I have it replaced? You may apply for a Certification Letter. Kindly visit our website: http://www.knec.ac.ke Click on the “Downloads” and download the instructions for applying for a Certification Letter.
How can a person register for KCPE/KCSE examination as a private candidate?
During registration period, private candidates are expected to report to the Subcounty Director of Education to register for KCPE and KCSE examinations after paying the requisite fees.
For Foreign Examinations, they are expected to report to KNEC premises in South C Foreign Examinations section for registration
Can a child who is under 18 years register for KCSE examination?
KCSE registration is not linked to age provided the candidate meets registration entry requirements. Regulations are available on http://www.knec.ac.ke
How can a person with foreign qualifications register for KCSE examination?
They should apply to KNEC for equation of the foreign certificate and thereafter sit for a qualifying test one year before registration for KCSE
How can an institution be registered as an examination centre?
Submit an online application which can be accessed in the KNEC Portal www.knec.ac.ke.
For school and teacher examinations applicants, they should attach a letter from the Sub County Director of Education, a valid registration certificate from the Ministry of Education and a registration fee deposit slip;
For Business and Technical examinations, they are expected to attach a letter and a copy of registration certificate from TVETA indicating the courses they are approved to offer.
Thereafter KNEC shall undertake inspection.
Can a repeater in KCSE change the subject they sat the previous year, e.g. History to Geography?
A repeating candidate shall only sit for subject (s) taken in the first attempt
Can one repeat one subject at KCSE Level?
One can repeat one subject or less than seven subjects within three years after their previous KCSE examination. However, this will not alter the mean grade awarded during the first sitting
What is the procedure for a candidate to do KNEC exams under protest?
The head of institution writes to KNEC through the Sub County Director of Education, and pays the current penalty of Kes. 3,000/- as per the KNEC regulation
As a teacher how do I apply to be a supervisor or invigilator for KCSE/KCPE examination?
How long does it take for Business and Technical results to be released?
The results are released after one and a half month after writing the examination
Can one register for a referral paper as a private candidate?
All post school (B&T) candidates register through institutions
Can Single and Group results slips be merged and given as one certificate
Single and Group certificates are merged per level for the three levels to give three certificates, i.e. Elementary Certificate for Level One, Intermediate for Level Two, and Advanced for Level Three.
Is a repeater allowed to repeat in a different examination centre from the centre where the candidate did the examination in the first sitting in Teacher’s Examinations?
No, because part of the scores of each subject are from the candidate’s continuous assessment, which can only be provided by the institution (examination centre) where the candidate sat.
How many times can one re-sit a referral paper?
Three (3) times within 5 years starting from the date of the first sitting.
Is a candidate with a Certificate in ECDE allowed to pursue a Diploma in ECDE?
Yes, in as long as the candidate had a minimum of a D+ grade in KCSE examination or its equivalent
Is MLP an examination?
It is not an examination but an assessment. The main purpose of an examination is for placement and certification at the end of an education cycle. The purpose of an assessment is to find out what level the learners are in terms of competencies acquired as outlined in the curriculum.
What will happen to the learners who will be below expectation throughout?
Progressing to the next grade is guaranteed as interventions to assist the learner are sustained. However, if a learner persistently fails to improve, it means that the learner need not be subjected to the age-based pathway in the learning process. For instant a learner may take 2 years to acquire competencies that are expected to be acquired in 1 year. Such a learner need to undertake an assessment to identify their inability and be placed in an appropriate pathway
Why should Kiswahili be monitored under the Integrated Learning Areas (ILA). It should be independent just like English?
One of the purposes of Grade 3 MLP is to find out readiness of learners to transit to Grade 4. From Grade 4, the language of instruction is English and that is why it has been singled out as a separate assessment. According to international assessments, emphasis is laid on literacy and numeracy skills. For purposes of comparison with other countries Kenya opted to use Mathematics activities for Numeracy and English activities for Literacy.
Grade 3 MLP is expensive to parents and schools, who bears the cost?
MLP should be administered in the most natural environment just like the way teachers conduct classroom assessments. In undertaking the Integrated Learning Areas assessment, learners are expected to use locally available and affordable materials. Schools are also encouraged to use digital devices such as computers, laptops, projectors, and tablets to administer MLP assessment in a more interesting manner for the learners as well as reducing on costs of printing question papers.
HOW CAN A PERSON REGISTER FOR KCPE/KCSE EXAMINATION AS A PRIVATE CANDIDATE?
When do I get my result slip and certificate after the release of examination results?
Result slips are dispatched to the Sub County Directors of Education to be collected by the heads of institutions within one month after the release for KCPE and KCSE examinations.
Certificates are received by the school 8 months after sitting examinations. Certificates for Teacher Colleges and TVET (Post School) examinations are collected within KNEC premises by College Principals
How do I know if my certificate has been processed?
How many times can one re-sit a referral paper for Business & Technical exams?
A maximum three (3) times within 5 years from the date of the first sitting
Can one proceed for a higher module examination when they have a referral?
One can proceed to the next module with a maximum of two referrals
If one has a referral in a paper, what will be the final grade upon completion of the course?
A candidate who is referred in a paper, and passes after re-sitting, will be awarded an overall grade similar to the candidate sitting examination for the first time
Is a person who has not taken PTE examination allowed to register for Diploma in SNE examination?
Yes, in as long as they have taken a recognized teacher education course and with a minimum of a certificate level, e.g. Certificate in ECDE and TCAE
Can one register for a referral paper as a private candidate?
All candidates register through institutions
Is Teaching Practice used for grading of a candidate?
Yes. The subject is graded independently. Although, the overall aggregate does not include the Teaching Practice grade, a candidate has to pass in Teaching Practice to be awarded a certificate in teaching.
What is Grade 3 MLP?
Monitoring Learners Progress (MLP) is the process of collecting and documenting evidence on knowledge, skills, values and attitudes acquired by a learner over a period of time as learning goes on. Grade 3 MLP is therefore process of finding out the progress learners have made in their quest to acquire the expected competencies after three (3) years of primary education, for purposes of decision making and instituting interventions.
How long will it take for schools to know learners scores in Grade 3 MLP?
Teachers are required to score the assessment using the marking guides provided and give immediate feedback to the individual learners at the school level
What will KNEC do to guarantee the integrity of learners’ scores by teachers?
One of the salient features of Competency-based learning and assessment is provision of evidence for accountability. When you provide a score or a descriptor on learners’ performance, it must be accompanied with evidence. There is a very strong conviction that once teachers, be it in private or public schools, understand this cardinal requirement they will align themselves to the tenets of objectivity.
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