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The National examinations body has released guidelines and timelines for registration of candidates for the 2020 Teacher Education Examinations. These instructions on registration of candidates for the 2020 Teacher Education examinations are based on the Kenya National Examination Council, KNEC, 2014 regulations for each examination.

These Teacher education examinations are;
1.1.1 Primary Teacher Education (PTE),
1.1.2 Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE),
1.1.3 Early Childhood Development Education – Proficiency Certificate and Diploma Examinations (ECDE),
1.1.4 Teacher Certificate in Adult Education (TCAE),
1.1.5 Diploma in Special Needs Education Part I and II.

1.2 Registration of candidates who will be sitting for the Teacher
Education examinations in 2020 will be done strictly on-line.

The Institutions / Colleges will access the KNEC registration portals:

  • http://registration knec.ac.ke/online-sne or
  • http://registration knec.ac.ke/online-tcae
  • http://registration knec.ac.ke/online-dte
  • http://registration knec.ac.ke/online-pte/using
    The user name and the pass word provided by the Council via the respective college email addresses. Candidates’ index numbers will be from 0001 to 9999 for ALL Teacher Examinations.

1.3 Heads of Institutions/Sub-County Directors of Education/Sub County Adult Education Officers are expected to strictly follow the procedures on registration of candidates as outlined in the registration portal. Any deviation from the procedures would either render the candidates ineligible for registration or cause the processing of the candidate’s examination results to be delayed, deferred or cancelled.

1.4 All candidates are institutional based; hence no private candidates entered for teacher education examinations.

1.5 The registration of candidates is done by the college principal or Sub County Education Officer for the registration of ECDE Proficiency and Sub County Adult and Continuing Education Officer for TCAE examination.

1.6 It is the responsibility of the candidate, to ensure that their names,
gender and previous details for repeaters are in every way correct
and is a replica of the qualifying certificate and that they are
entered for the correct course/option and paper(s).

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1.7 The registration dates for the 2020 Examinations are shown in the table below;

TABLE 1: REGISTRATION DATES FOR 2020 TEACHER EDUCATION EXAMINATIONS

TYPE OF EXAMINATIONGROUP OF CANDIDATESREGISTRATION DATESEXAM MONTH
Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE(Regular Students and Repeaters1st August to 15th October, 2019March 2020
Special Needs Education (SNE) Part I and IIRegular Students and Repeaters1st August 15th November, 2019April 2020
Teacher Certificate in Adult Education (TCAE)Regular Students and Repeaters1st September to 15th October, 2019July 2020
Primary Teacher Education (PTE)Regular Students and Repeaters1st September 15th October, 2019July 2020
ECDE Proficiency, Certificate and DiplomaRegular Students and Repeaters1st August to 15th September 2019April 2020

NB: Please be informed that there will be no late registration of candidates

1.8 All Colleges/Institutions must have a minimum of ten (10) candidates to qualify for the registration of candidates for any of the Teacher Education examination offered by the institution/Sub County. Any centre wishing to register candidates for a course
with less than ten (10) candidates must pay at the cost of registering ten (10) candidates.
NB: Please note that the rates for the top up are as per the rates of the regular candidates not repeaters.

1.9 The Council will surcharge a candidate or the institution examination fee penalties in case of any form of registration errors requiring amendment after the close of registration period;

1.9.1 Change of subjects (this will be treated as an under protest case) will attract a fee penalty of three thousand shillings (Kes. 3,000) per registered candidate;

1.9.2 Amendment of candidates’ examination details will attract a penalty fee of five hundred shillings (Kes.500) per candidate.

1.10 For the registration of candidates with any form of special needs, the college/institution is expected to provide an approved medical report from a government hospital indicating the nature and extend of disability for such candidate(s) for ease of registration.
The council will consider each case in its own merit for further assessment.

1.11 Registration materials, which include the nominal roll signed by each candidate, fee payment deposit slips and corresponding invoice and copies of the qualifying certificates (e.g. KCSE) or equation letters for candidates with foreign certificates, are to be
submitted to KNEC by the Head of Institution or his/her nominee with written approval within two (2) weeks after the close of registration period for each examination. Submission of registration materials is compulsory.

1.12 All institutions must ensure that candidate’s photographs and the face/front side of the National Identification Card (ID) are uploaded. The uploaded photographs and ID card must be downloaded and printed to produce an institutions’ photo register.
The signed copy of the photo album is to be kept by the college/institution and handed over to the Supervisor during the rehearsal day of the examination for identification of registered candidates.

1.13 Each candidate is required to confirm the subjects registered for and sign against their names.

1.14 Colleges should note that copies of nominal roll, fee payment deposit slips and corresponding invoices should be certified by the Sub-County Director of Education before submission to KNEC.

2.0 REGULATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION

2.1 College/Institutional candidates entered for examinations must have been bona fide enrolled students studying in the college/Institution for the last one year.

2.2 Extra-territorial candidates who hold certificates from foreign examining boards that are equivalent to the prescribed minimum entry requirement will be eligible to sit for PTE examinations.
Before registration for the examination, such candidates should seek equation of their qualifications from the Council and receive a letter of equivalence authorizing them to sit the PTE examination.

2.3 The minimum entry requirement for the Primary Teacher Education Certificate examination is as follows:

2.3.1 Mean Grade of C (plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination. (or)
2.3.2 Mean grade of C- (minus) for visually impaired (VI – blind) and hearing impaired (HI) candidates and physically disabled candidates.

2.4 Candidates will take eight (8) subjects from the options indicated below:

2.4.1 Compulsory Subjects
(a) 1011 Education
(b) 1012 English
(c) 1013 Kiswahili
(d) 1014 Physical Education
(e) 1015 Kenya Sign Language (for candidates with Hearing Impairment)

2.4.2 Optional Subjects Candidates will be required to choose the four subjects in either Option A or Option B.

2.4.2.1
Option A
(a) 2011 Mathematics
(b) 2012 Science
(c) 2013 Agriculture
(d) 2014 Home Science

2.4.2.2 Option B
(a) 3011 CRE Lonly one may be taken
(b) 3012 IRES
3013 Social Studies
(d) 3014 Art and Craft
(e) 3015 Music

2.4.3 Teaching Practice
All PTE candidates must take and pass teaching practice to qualify for a P1 certificate.

2.4.4 Exemptions for candidates with special needs
2.4.4.1 Visually impaired candidates will be allowed to opt for either Home Science or Mathematics in the place of Art and Craft.
2.4.4.2 The Council will consider a must pass in KSL when grading candidates with hearing
impairment;
2.4.4.3 Candidates with hearing impairment can choose to for either Kenya Sign Language or Kiswahili.

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2.5 Teaching Practice
All PTE Candidates must take teaching practice to qualify for a PTE certificate. Each candidate must be assessed nine (9) times cutting across the different subjects registered for examination. The candidates will be subjected to external assessment during the final teaching practice. Upon completion of the teaching practice, the candidate’s TP marks are to be uploaded into the KNEC website; http://registration.knec.ac.ke/online-pte by the external assessors in liaison with the college principal immediately after the final assessors meeting at the examination centre not later than 15th July 2020. Note that TP marks are confidential and should not be exposed to candidates

2.6 Continuous Assessment Test (CAT) Marks
The colleges are expected to compile two (2) sets of the candidate’s course work marks (CAT I and II) for ALL Subjects a candidate is registered for. Upon completion and approval of the CAT marks by the college principal, the candidate’s CAT 1 and CAT 2 marks are to be uploaded online to the KNEC website; http://registration, knec.ac.ke/online-pte between 2nd June and 10th July 2020. The head of the institution is expected to sign and certify on each page of the CAT marks and submit it to Examinations Administration – Examination Management division.

2.7 Primary Teacher Education Examination Fees Candidates are expected to pay for the examinations as per the schedule shown in the table 2 below;

TABLE 2: PTE EXAMINATION FEE CHARGES

TYPES OF FEE PAYMENTTOTAL AMOUNT- KSh.
Basic fee for Regular/ repeater students1,200
Fee Per Subject for regular students and repeaters300
Search Fee Per Candidate450
Teaching Practice Fee300
Total Examination Fees For Regular Candidates3,900
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating one (1) Subject1,950
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating two (2) Subjects2,250
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating Three (3) Subjects2,250

2.8 Referrals.

Candidates who will be referred in the PTE examinations can register to re-sit the 2020 PTE examination at their former training colleges. Registration in any other must be done with authority from the Council. Principals are informed to upload the repeaters details using the repeaters option in the registration portal; http://registration.knec.ac.ke/online-pte.

2.9 Colleges are informed to disregard the deadlines provided in clause 4.5 which is indicated as Table 1 in the KNEC Primary Teacher Education 2014 regulations.

3.0 REGULATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF TEACHER CERTIFICATE IN ADULT EDUCATION (TCAE) EXAMINATION

3.1 All Sub County Adult Education Officers must ensure that the candidates entered for the examination are all bona-fide residents of Kenya who meet the examination entry requirements. The Sub County Adult Education Officers are accountable for the registration of candidates in their sub county and should work closely with the administrators of the HOST TCAE examination centre in their region.

3.2 This examination is administered to eligible candidates within Kenya by the Directorate of Adult and Continuing Education, in the Ministry of Education on behalf of Kenya National Examinations Council and in conformity with the Council’s regulations for the conduct of public examinations.

3.3 To qualify for registration as a candidate, one must be registered through the Directorate of Adult and Continuing Education through the Sub County Adult Education Officer.

3.4 Extra Extra-territorial candidates who hold certificates from foreign
examining boards that are equivalent to the prescribed minimum entry requirement will be eligible to sit for TCAE examinations.
Before registration for the examination, such candidates should seek equation of their qualifications from the Council.

3.5 The minimum entry qualification for the Teachers Certificate in Adult Education course is the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with a mean grade of D+ (Plus) for Teacher 1 and D (plain) for Teacher 2 or its equivalent.

3.6 Teaching Practice
All TCAE Candidates must take and pass Teaching Practice to qualify for TCAE certificate. The Teaching Practice Marks are to be uploaded into the KNEC website; http://registration.knec.ac.ke/online-tcae by the assessors at the Sub County/examination centre.

3.7 Teacher Certificate in Adult Education Examination Fees

Candidates are expected to pay for the examinations as per the schedule shown in the table 3 below;

TABLE 3: TCAE EXAMINATION FEE CHARGES

TYPES OF FEE PAYMENTTOTAL AMOUNT- KSh.
Basic fee 750
Fee Per Subject 450
Search Fee Per Candidate450
Teaching Practice Fee450
Total Examination Fees For Regular Candidates3,000
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating one (1) Subject1,650
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating two (2) Subjects2,100

3.8 Referrals:

Candidates who are referred in a subject (s) can register to re-sit TCAE examination at their former TCAE examination centres. Candidates who are repeating TCAE examination should be registered using the repeaters option in the online-dte

REGULATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF DIPLOMA IN TEACHER EDUCATION EXAMINATION

4.1 College/Institutional candidates entered for this examination must
have been bona – fide enrolled students studying in the college/Institution for the last two years.

4.2 Extra-territorial candidates who hold certificates from accredited foreign examining boards that are equivalent to the prescribed minimum entry requirement will be eligible to sit for the DTE examination. Before registration for the examination, such candidates should seek equation of their qualifications from the Council authorizing them to sit for the DTE examination.

4.3 Sighted Candidates
The minimum entry requirement for the Diploma in Teacher Education examination is as follows:

4.3.1 Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent qualification

4.3.2 C+ (plus) in the subject of specialization or equivalent qualification

4.3.3 C (Plain) in Mathematics for those taking science based courses for all

4.3.4 C (Plain) in English or equivalent qualification applicants

4.3.5 D+ (plus) in Mathematics for those taking Humanities and
Creative Arts.

4.4 Candidates with Visually Impaired

4.4.1 Mean Grade of C (plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent qualification the subject of specialization or equivalent

4.4.2 C (plain) in qualification

4.4.3 C- (minus) in Mathematics for those taking science based courses

4.3.4 C- (minus) in English or equivalent qualification for all applicants

4.3.5 D (plain) in Mathematics for non science based courses.

4.5 A candidate must take two (2) teaching subjects and the professional support subjects. Candidates who has re-sat the KCSE examination and attained minimum subject grades will be eligible after getting a letter from KNEC giving their aggregate grade after repeating a KCSE subject(s).

NB: For DTE registration institutions can access the portal using the log-in website: http://registration.knec.ac.ke/online-dte

4.6 Teaching Practice

All DTE candidates must take teaching practice to qualify for the award of DTE diploma. Each candidate must be assessed six (6) times cutting across the different subjects registers the different subjects registered for examination. The candidates will be subjected to external assessment during the final teaching practice. Upon completion of the teaching practice, the candidate’s TP marks are to be uploaded into the KNEC website http://registration knec.ac.ke/online-dte by the external assessors in liaison with the college principal immediately after the final assessors meeting at the examination centre not later than 31st July 2020.

4.7 Continuous Assessment Test (CAT) Marks and Final Teaching Practice

The colleges are expected to compile three (3) sets of the candidate’s course work marks (CAT I, II and III) to be forwarded to the Council. Upon completion and approval of the CAT marks by the college principal, candidate’s marks are to be uploaded online to the KNEC website; http://registration knec.ac.ke/online-dte between 15th February and 31st March 2020.

The head of the institution is expected to sign and certify on each page of the CAT marks and submit it to Examinations Administration – Examination Management division.

4.8 DTE Examination Fees Candidates are expected to pay for the examination as per the Schedule shown in Table 4 below;

TABLE 4: DTE EXAMINATION FEE CHARGES

TYPES OF FEE PAYMENTTOTAL AMOUNT- KSh.
Basic fee for Regular1,600
Fee Per Subject for regular students and repeaters2,750
Search Fee Per Candidate450
Teaching Practice Fee2,700
Total Examination Fees For Regular Candidates15,300
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating one (1) Subject4,800
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating two (2) Subjects27,550
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating Teaching Practice4,750

4.9 Referrals.

Candidates who will be referred in the DTE examination can register to re-sit the 2020 DTE examination at their former colleges. The Principals are informed to upload the repeaters
details using the repeaters option in the registration portal http://registration knec.ac.ke/online-dte

REGULATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF DIPLOMA IN SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION (SNE) EXAMINATION PART I AND II

5.1 College/Institutional candidates entered for the SNE examination must have been bona – fide enrolled students studying in the college/Institution for the last one year.

5.2 Extra-territorial candidates who hold certificates from foreign examining boards that are equivalent to the prescribed minimum entry requirement will be eligible to sit for the SNE examination. Before registration for the examination, such candidates should seek equation of their qualifications from the Council.

5.3 The minimum entry requirement for the Diploma in Special Needs Education examination as follows:

5.3.1 Primary Teacher Education – Pl Teacher Certificate by Training; or

5.3.2 P1 teacher who has been promoted by Ministry of Education through teacher  Proficiency Courses;

5.3.3 KCSE mean grade of D+ or KCE Division 3 and in addition have a KNEC certificate in ECDE or Ministry of Education DICECE Certificate.

5.3.3 Candidates wishing to take SNE Part One (1)
examination for the first time must have undertaken two terms of either residential or in-service training in an institution approved by the KNEC.

5.3.4 Those wishing to take SNE Part Two (2) examination must have done Part one and covered three terms of either residential or in-service training in addition to fulfilling the requirements for teaching practice.

5.3.5 For institutions to access the registration platform they can Log into the website:
http://registration, knec.ac.ke/online-sne

5.4 SNE Teaching Practice

All SNE candidates must take teaching practice to qualify for the award of SNE diploma. Each candidate must be assessed six (6) times cutting across the different subjects registered for examination for the regular candidates and three (3) times for the candidates. The candidates will be subjected to external assessment during the final teaching practice. Upon completion of the teaching practice, the candidate’s TP marks are to be uploaded into the KNEC website http://registration.knec.ac.ke/online-sne by the external assessors in liaison with the college principal immediately after the final assessors meeting at the examination centre not later than 31st July 2020.

5.5 Continuous Assessment Test (CAT) Marks and Final Teaching Practice

The colleges are expected to compile two (2) sets of the candidate’s course work marks (CAT I, and II) to be forwarded to the Council. Upon completion and approval of the CAT marks by the college principal, candidate’s marks are to be uploaded online
to the KNEC website http://registration.knec.ac.ke/online-sne between 15th February and 31st March 2020. The head of the institution is expected to sign and certify on each page of the CAT marks and submit it to Examinations Administration – Examination Management division.

5.6 SNE Examination Fees

Candidates are expected to pay for the examinations as per the schedule shown in the table below:

TABLE 5: SNE EXAMINATION FEE CHARGES

TYPES OF PAYMENTTOTAL AMOUNT- KSh.
Part I and Part II Basic Fee1,300
Part I and Part II Fee Per Subject1,600
Project Fee Per Candidate700
Search Fee450
Teaching Practice Fee2,200
Total Examination Fees For Regular Candidates- SNE Part 17,700
Total Examination Fees For Part 1 Candidates Repeating One (1) Subject3,350
Total Examination Fees For Part 1 Candidates Repeating Two (2) Subjects4,950
Total Examination Fees For Regular Candidate- SNE Part II10,600
Total Examination Fees For Part II Candidate Repeating One (1) Subject3,350
Total Examination Fees For Part II Candidate Repeating Two (2) Subjects4,950
Total Examination Fees For Candidate Repeating Teaching Practice3,950

5.7 Referrals.

Candidates who will be referred in the SNE examination can register to re-sit the 2020 SNE examination at their former colleges. The Principals are informed to upload the repeaters details using the repeaters option in the registration portal; http://registration.kne.ac.ke/online-sne

5.8 SUBJECTS OFFERED IN DIPLOMA IN SNE (PART I)

Candidates will be required to enrol for all the Four (4) subjects offered for the Examination as shown below;

5.8.1 Introduction to SNE (9101/101);
5.8.2 Psychology (9101/102);
5.8.3 Curriculum Issues in SNE (9101/103);
5.8.4 Research & Rehabilitation (9101/104).

5.9 SUBJECTS OFFERED IN DIPLOMA IN SNE (PART II)

Candidates will be required to choose any one of the options in the subjects listed below;

5.9.1 Autism (9102)
5.9.2 Deaf/blind (9103)
5.9.3 Physical Disability (9104)
5.9.4 Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (9105)
5.9.5 Visual Impairment (9106)
5.9.6 Mental Handicapped (9107)
5.9.7 Hearing Impairment (9108)
5.9.8 Gifted and talented (9109)
5.9.9 Inclusive Education (9110)
5.9.10 Communication Disorders (9111)
5.9.11 Learning Disabilities (9112)
5.9.12 Early Childhood Care, Development & Education (9113)
5.9.13 Assessment (9114)

Courses 9115 (Project) and 9116 (Teaching Practice) are compulsory for all the candidates taking the Diploma in SNE (Part II) exaonline-ecde

REGULATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION (ECDE) EXAMINATIONS

6.1 College/Institutional candidates entered for examinations must have been bona – fide enrolled students studying in the college Institution.

6.2 Extra-territorial candidates who hold certificates from foreign examining boards that are equivalent to the prescribed minimum entry requirement will be eligible to sit for ECDE Diploma examination. Before registration for the examination, such candidates should seek equation of their qualifications from the Council authorizing them to register for the ECDE examination.

6.3 The minimum entry requirement for the Diploma in Early Childhood Education examination shall be:
6.3.1 Candidates of any age may enrol for the Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education examination provided they possess any one of the following minimum qualifications:

6.3.1.1 KCSE Grade C plain or KCE Division 2;
6.3.1.2 Primary Teacher Education – P1 Teacher Training Certificate;
6.3.1.3 At least D+ in the KCSE examination or KCE Division 3 and in addition have a KNEC ECDE Certificate or Ministry of Education DICECE Certificate.
6.3.1.4 KCE Division 3 and KACE (A Level) certificate with a minimum of 1 principal.
6.3.1.5 For institutions to access the registration platform they can lock into the website: http://registration knec.ac.ke/online-ecde
6.3.2 Candidates wishing to take the examination for the first time must have undertaken either four full terms of pre-service training or six in-service training sessions in addition to fulfilling the requirements for teaching practice.

6.4 Teaching Practice and Project

All ECDE candidates must take teaching practice to qualify for the award of ECDE diploma. Each candidate must be assessed three (3) times cutting across the different subjects registered for examination for the regular candidates and three times for the in- service candidates. The candidates will be subjected to external assessment during the final teaching practice. Upon completion of the teaching practice, the candidate’s TP marks are to be uploaded into the KNEC website http://registration, knec.ac.ke/online-ecde
by the external assessors in liaison with the college principal immediately after the final assessors meeting at the examination centre not later than 30th March 2020.

6.5 Continuous Assessment Test (CAT) Marks and Final Teaching Practice

The colleges are expected to compile two (2) sets of the candidate’s course work marks (CAT I, and II) to be forwarded to the Council. Upon completion and approval of the CAT marks by the college principal, candidate’s marks are to be uploaded online
to the KNEC website http://registration knec.ac.ke/online-ecde between 1st and 31st March 2020. The head of the institution is expected to sign and certify on each page of the CAT marks and submit it to Examinations Administration – Examination Management division.

6.6 Candidates will be required to enrol for all the eight (8) subjects for the Examination as shown below;

6.6.1 Foundations of ECDE and Curriculum Development (6011)
6.6.2 Psychology, Personality Development, Guidance and Counselling (6012)
6.6.3 Child Growth and Development (6013)
6.6.4 Child Health, Nutrition and Rights (6014)
6.6.5 Management of ECDE, Community Development and Research (6015)
6.6.6 Methodology and Curriculum Activities (6016)
6.6.7 Research Project in ECDE (6017)
6.6.8 Teaching Practice (6018)

6.7 ECDE Diploma Examination Fees Candidates are expected to pay for the ECDE examinations as per the Schedule shown in the table 6 below:

TABLE 6: ECDE DIPLOMA EXAMINATION FEE CHARGES

TYPES OF FEE PAYMENTTOTAL AMOUNT- KSh.
Basic fee for Regular/ repeater students1,260
Paper Fee1,080
Search Fee Per Candidate450
Project Fee Per Candidate360
Teaching Practice Fee2,500
Total Examination Fees For Regular Candidates11,680
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating one (1) Subject2,790
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating two (2) Subjects3,870
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating Three (3) Subjects4,950

6.8 Referrals.

Candidates who will be referred in the ECDE examination can register to re-sit the 2020 ECDE examination at their former colleges. The Principals are informed to upload the repeaters details using the repeaters option in the registration portal; http://registration knec.ac.ke/online-ecde

7.0 REGULATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTIFICATE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION (ECDE) EXAMINATIONS

7.1 College/Institutional candidates entered for the certificate in ECDE examination must have been bona – fide enrolled students studying in the college/Institution.
7.2 Extra-territorial candidates who hold certificates from foreign examining boards that are equivalent to the prescribed minimum entry requirement will be eligible to sit for ECDE certificate examination. Before registration for the examination, such candidates should seek equation of their qualifications from the Council authorizing them to register for the certificate in ECDE examination.

7.3 The minimum entry requirement for the Certificate in Early Childhood Education examination shall be:

7.3.1 Candidates of any age may enrol for the Certificate in Early Childhood Development and Education examination provided they possess any one of the following minimum qualifications:

7.3.1.1 KCSE Grade D+ (Plus) or KCE Division IV
7.3.1.2 Primary Teacher Education – P2 Teacher Training Certificate.
7.3.1.3 At least KCPE Certificate and must have passed Proficiency Test administered by KNEC.
7.3.1.4 Must have undertaken either four (4) full terms of pre-service training or six (6) in- service training sessions east sessions in addition to fulfilling the requirements for teaching practice.
7.3.1.5 For institutions to access the registration platform they can lock into the website: http://registration knec.ac.ke/online-ecde

7.3.2 Candidates wishing to take this examination for the first time must have undertaken either four (4) full terms of pre-service training or six (6) in-service training sessions in addition to fulfilling the requirements for teaching practice.

7.4 Teaching Practice and Project

All ECDE candidates must take teaching practice to qualify for the award of ECDE diploma. Each candidate must be assessed three (3) times cutting across the different subjects registered for examination for the regular candidates and three times for the in- service candidates. The candidates will be subjected to external assessment during the final teaching practice. Upon completion of the teaching practice, the candidate’s TP marks are to be uploaded into the KNEC website http://registration.knec.ac.ke/online-ecde by the external assessors in liaison with the college principal immediately after the final assessors meeting at the examination centre not later than 30th March 2020.

7.5 Continuous Assessment Test (CAT) Marks and Final Teaching Practice

The colleges are expected to compile two (2) sets of the candidate’s course work marks (CAT I, and II) to be forwarded to the Council. Upon completion and approval of the CAT marks by the college principal, candidate’s marks are to be uploaded online to the KNEC website http://registration.knec.ac.ke/online-ecde between 1st and 31st March 2020.
The head of the institution is expected to sign and certify on each page of the CAT marks and submit it to Examinations Administration – Examination Management division.

7.6 Candidates will be required to enrol for the following papers at one sitting:

7.6.1 Child Development and Psychology (7011)
7.6.2 Foundations and Management of ECDE (7012)
7.6.3 Child Health, Nutrition, Guidance and Counselling (7013)
7.6.4 Curriculum and Methodology (7014)
7.6.5 English and Kiswahili (7015)
7.6.6 Curriculum Activities (7016)
7.6.7 Teaching Practice (7017)

7.7 Examination fees for certificate in ECDE Candidates are expected to pay for the examinations as per the schedule shown in the table 6 below;

TABLE 7: ECDE CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION FEE CHARGES

TYPES OF FEE PAYMENTTOTAL AMOUNT- KSh.
Basic fee for Regular/ repeater students960
Paper Fee780
Search Fee Per Candidate450
Teaching Practice Fee2,500
Total Examination Fees For Regular Candidates8,140
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating one (1) Subject2,190
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating two (2) Subjects2,970
Total Examination Fees For Candidates Repeating Three (3) Subjects3,750

7.8 Referrals.

Candidates who will be referred in the ECDE examination can register to re-sit the 2020 ECDE examination at their former colleges. The Principals are informed to upload the repeaters details using the repeaters option in the registration portal http://registration.knec.ac.ke/onlinreferred

REGULATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION (ECDE) EXAMINATIONS

8.1 Candidates entered for examinations must be registered by the DICECE programme officer on behalf of the Sub County Education Officer. Colleges registering Proficiency Certificate candidates will be barred from registering candidates for the 2015 ECDE examination.

8.2 Extra-territorial candidates who hold certificates from foreign examining boards that are equivalent to the prescribed minimum entry requirement will be eligible to sit for ECDE Proficiency Certificate examinations. Before registration for the examination, such candidates should seek equation of their qualifications from the Council authorizing them to register for the proficiency certificate in ECDE examination.

8.3 The minimum entry requirement for the Proficiency Certificate in Early Childhood Education examination shall be:

8.3.1 A minimum of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).
8.3.2 KCSE Mean grade of D Plain and below.

8.4 The examination is meant for candidates who do not qualify for direct entry to the certificate course. It is premised on the understanding that the candidate has been working and preparing for or upgrading their previous grades or qualifications.

8.5 The examination will be pegged on candidate’s competence in English, Arithmetic and General Studies. The Proficiency examination will consist of 2 papers, each of 2 hours duration.
8.5.1 8011/1: English (Grammar, Comprehension and Composition)
8.5.2 8011/2: Arithmetic
8.5.3 8012: General Studies – consisting of issues in Geography, History, Civics, Emerging Issues, Family, Childcare and Environmental Issues.

8.6 Examination fees for Proficiency Certificate in ECDE.

Candidates are expected to pay for the examinations as per the schedule shown in the table 8 below;

TABLE 8: ECDE PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION FEE CHARGES

TYPES OF FEE PAYMENTTOTAL AMOUNT- Kshs.
Basic Fee1,500
Paper Fee500
Total Fees3,000

8.7 Sub County Education Officers must ensure that only those candidates who meet the minimum entry requirements for the course are registered for the examination.

8.8 Referrals.

Those who sit for the proficiency examination will only be graded as pass or fail. There shall be no referrals for the proficiency test. The pass mark for the proficiency examination is (35) thirty five marks. Once a candidate fails, he/she cannot be referred

9.0 EXAMINATION FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNTS FOR ALL TEACHER EDUCATION EXAMINATIONS

9.1 After downloading a college invoice at the end of registration, Payment can be made into the Council Fees Collection Accounts in any of the Banks listed below;

TABLE 9: KNEC FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNTS BANK

S/No.BANK NAME
9.1.1Co-operative Bank
9.1.2National Bank of Kenya
9.1.3Kenya Commercial Bank
9.1.4Equity Bank

Ensure the relevant deposit slip is used for each examination for accounting purposes.

9.2 You are hereby advised that no other mode of payment will be accepted by the Council.
The copies of the deposit slips and corresponding invoice will then be submitted to the Council within two (2) weeks after the close of the registration period.

10.0 QUERIES RELATED TO TEACHER EDUCATION EXAMINATIONS

10.1 All queries should be received by the council within 30 days after the date of release of examination results. Remarking of Teacher Education Examinations and replacement of certificates has been suspended by the Council.

10.2 Heads of institutions must check the examination results, results slips or certificates immediately after the release and raise queries within the 30 days after the date of release. The queries raised during this period will not attract any penalty.

10.3 Examination related queries received after the 30 days under 10.2 above will attract a penalty fee of Five Thousand shillings (Kes.5000) for the Council to resolve the issue.

11.0 RE-SITTING OF FAILED/REFERRED CANDIDATES CANCELLED RESULTS

11.1 As per the KNEC policy, candidates are allowed to re-sit a failed/referred examination paper(s)/subject(s) any number of times within a period of five (5) years after the first sitting.

11.2 Any candidate who does not pass all the papers within five (5) years after the initial sitting will have to re-take the entire examination, including continuous assessment and teaching practice.

11.3 Any candidate whose results read CRNM (Course requirement not met) must register for the missing subjects and CATS that led to award of a CRNM

11.4 Candidates whose results are cancelled and overall grade is given as ‘y’, are banned for THREE years from sitting the examination.
They will only be eligible to sit for any examination after the three year period.

12.0 Photograph specifications

12.1 Must be in colour (at least 24 bits per pixel).
12.2 The size of the photo should be 45mm by 35mm in JPEG format (jpg extension) or PNG format.
12.3 The photograph should not be compressed
12.4 Only digital photos will be accepted.
12.5 The image must contain the full face, neck, and shoulders of the applicant in frontal view with a neutral, non-smiling expression and with eyes open unobstructed and directed at the camera.
12.6 All facial features must be visible and unobstructed.
12.7 The image must be taken within 6 months of the submission date.

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