KNEC Advises parents to confirm their kids’ registration for 2019 exams via SMS; releases time tables

The KNEC portal used for registering candidates for exams and uploading project marks,
The KNEC portal used for registering candidates for 2020 KCPE, KCSE exams and uploading project marks,

The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, has advised parents and guardians to confirm that their kids have been registered for the 2019 National Examinations. This is in a bid to ensure that all learners who are set to sit this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE, examinations are registered accordingly. “You are requested to advise parents of 2019 KCSE candidates to confirm registration details by sending the candidate’s index number to 20076 from 16/2/2019,” reads an SMS from KNEC.

“The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) would like to notify all parents/guardians and candidates that verification of the 2019 KCPE and KCSE registration details is ongoing between February 18-28, 2019. Verification may be done by sending the candidates index number and exam to 20076, there is a space between index number and exam ie 36613101108 KCSE, 37616057008 KCPE. In case of any anomaly, please contact the Head teacher or Principal of the School immediately before the deadline for correction of the details,” reads the latest presser from KNEC.

Last year, a number of learners failed to sit for the national exams as some schools failed to register them with the council. The registration period for this year’s examinations closes in two days’ time; on Friday, 15th February 2019. The council has already indicated that there will be no late registration for those who would have not been captured by Friday. “Verification of registration data will take place between 18th and 28th February, 2019. Teachers are advised not to sign for their candidates as there will be no window for candidates to sit for any subject as under protest in the 2019 examination,” KNEC warns. Consequently, students will sit for all subjects as would have registered for and there shall be no amendment of the registration details after 28th February, 2019.

A total of 1.7 million candidates registered for the KCSE and KCPE exams last year, in 2018. Of this, 1,060,787 candidates registered for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) while, 663,811 candidates registered for the KCSE examinations in 10,075 centres across the country.

According to the data released by KNEC last week, A total of 1.35 Million candidates had registered for the KCPE and KCSE exams this year. Those registered for KCPE stood at 801,963 in 21,426 centres countrywide; 402,161 are boys while 399,801 are girls.

For the KCSE exams, 556,637 candidates had been registered in 8,861 centres countrywide. Of this number, 282,252 are boys and 274,384 girls.

Currently, KCSE candidates are taking projects in Art and Design (442/3), Agriculture (443/3), wood work (444/2), Metal Work (445/2), Building Construction (446/2) and Computer Studies (451/3). Subject teachers are expected to upload candidates’ scores and pictorial evidence (portfolio) on the KNEC project portal by 31st March, 2019.

KCSE candidates are expected to sit for their theory exams from 4th November, 2019 to 27th November, 2019; according to the 2019 KCSE time table released by KNEC. The candidates will have their rehearsals on Friday, 1st November 2019. Click on this link to download the time table from the official KNEC website:

The Council has introduced a raft of measures to ensure smooth administration of the 2019 national exams. Read the articles, below for more details:

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  1. […] The registration of the 2019 KCPE and KCSE candidates ends tonight; Friday 15lh February, 2019. Thereafter the process of verification of the candidates’ details commences immediately. According to KNEC, Verification of registration data will take place between 18th and 28th February, 2019. The candidates, parents and guardians are required to verify the accuracy of registration details online by sending the candidate’s index number via SMS to 20076. Read more details here: How to confirm registration status for the 2019 KCPE, KCSE candidates […]


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