KNEC Extends KCPE And KCSE Registration Deadline


Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has extended KCPE and KCSE registration deadline after it gave candidates until April 12 to submit their online applications for exams.

In a statement, the Kenya National Examinations Council said the KCPE and KCSE registration deadline has been lengthened by seven working days. This comes as it emerged that many of the candidates may have missed the March 31 deadline due to jamming of the council’s website as well as difficulty in uploading images.

Therefore, the extension is to give schools that failed to get all their students registered by March 31 the chance to get them registered.

The exam body listed the requirements for uploading candidates’ photographs, to avoid issues that were experienced before:

  1. The photographs must not clear enough.
  2. They should not be taken against a light background
  3. They should be upright
  4. Candidates names should not be printed on the photographs
  5. Institutional candidates should upload photographs taken in school uniform

KNEC also announced that all repeating candidates in public schools are required to pay fees set for the national examinations. This is because government scholarship which allocated Sh3.4 billion to exams fees for the year covers only candidates sitting for the first time and not for those repeating the exams.

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Candidates sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) were supposed to upload their details on the KNEC website on or before March 31.

But there were some headteachers who got frustrated as their efforts to upload their candidates’ details on the council’s website were somewhat unsuccessful.

If the outlined requirements for uploading photographs are followed carefully, it is expected that they will no longer experience any difficulty in the registration.

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