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==Procedure==
 
==Procedure==
The Ministry of Education has the power to grant an institution status of Examination center to register candidates for KCSE Examination to an institution if it has the potential to reach an Examination Center status in an "acceptable time",this is usually not specified. if you are interested to register for KCSE examination you can follow this process below:
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===Apply Online===
 
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; Normal Registration.
;Step 1
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# Registration for The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) for candidates in secondary school is done online through the [https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/KCSE/REGISTRATION/Login.aspx  KNEC Online Portal].<br>
 
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# The following documents and information are required from the candidate for registration. <br>
:*The first step is filling an Application issued by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), stating the subject to register for the Final examination leading to the award of Ordinary level certificate.
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#:* Digital Passport photos<br>
:*Interested applicants are expected to apply on special registration forms issued by the Ministry of Education in Kenya , The registration declaration form should include, in brief, the name of the Candidate, the location of the institution, the subjects to be registered, the period of registration,receipt number for proof of registration fees,  and period of registration (year and date)etc.
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#:* Copy of Birth Certificate (Verifying date of birth)<br>
 
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#:* Candidate’s index number:<br>
 
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#:* Candidate’s Full Name  <br>
;Step 2
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#:* Subjects Choices <br>
 
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# All documents for the registration of candidates are to be downloaded from the KNEC website and used to capture the information of the candidates. <br>
:*Collection of Application Forms.
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# The headmaster of a particular school or any authorized persons is then required to log into the [www.knec-portal.ac.ke KNEC website] for capturing of the registration details of the candidates and uploading of the photographs using the registration password for the respective examination center.<br>
:*Following due consideration of the application in writing, candidates seeking to register for KCSE exams are expected to send a representative to come to the Commission with the prescribed payment to collect a set of two (2) application forms in person.
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# All candidates must be registered where they have been learning. Registration in two centers (double registration) will be treated as an examination malpractice.<br>
:*Upon collection of the forms, copies of guidelines and other requirements are also given for proper guidance. Other clarifications are also sought and given as appropriate.  
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# Examination registration is free of charge. The government of Kenya shall pay examination fees for all candidates in public and private schools except for the following:<br>
 
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#:* Candidates who are re-sitting/repeating<br>
;Step 3
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#:* Non-Citizens and Private candidates registering in the Sub County private examination centers;<br>
 
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# All heads of institution are expected to ensure all candidates registration details are captured correctly and every candidate has confirmed the same and signed the nominal roll. Verification of registration data usually takes place in the last two weeks of February. <br><br>
:*Applications are Ascertained and crosschecked by the council this is done by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)for finding out  Forgery,and any other more information that may be required by KNEC. submitting a forged or fraudulent papers or certificates or other special consideration application by candidates amounts to misconduct and carries severe penalties. The Council may also report such conduct to Special National police of Kenya.
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; Registration of private candidates
 
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# All private candidates are registered by the Sub County Director of Education.
;Step 4
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# Candidates wishing to register privately are required to download the [https://www.knec.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/KCSE-REG-FORMS.zip KCSE Private Candidate Registration Form] from the [www.knec.ac.ke/  KNEC website].<br>
 
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# They should complete the registration form in triplicate as required and present two copies to the respective Sub County Education office for further instructions within the registration period.<br>
:*Submission of Application Forms and Relevant Documents. The completed application forms are forwarded with a non-refundable processing fee in Bank Draft addressed to KNEC along with one or more of the following documents, if ready:
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# The Sub County Education Officers is required to log onto the [www.knec-portal.ac.ke KNEC website] for capturing of the registration details of the candidates and uploading of the photographs using the registration password for the respective examination center.<br>
:*A KCPE certificate in Kenya;
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# Private candidates are required to pay registration fees as per the number of examination papers they intend to do. The fees vary, depending on the number of examination papers one intends to do. A schedule of fees payable is detailed in our “Fees” section. <br>
:*A birth certificate,;
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# Private candidates are allowed to individually deposit money into the KNEC collection accounts and Sub-County Education Officers are asked to ensure compliance to this regulation. After making the payment submit the receipt to the Sub-County Education Officer.<br>
:*Two passport photos;
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# The Sub-County Education Officer is expected to ensure that all Private Candidates registration details are captured correctly and every candidate has confirmed the same and signed the nominal roll. Verification of registration data usually takes place in the last two weeks of February. <br>
:*A school leaving certificate in Kenya ;
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# All Heads of Institutions and Sub County Education officers registering private candidates are asked to note that there will be no keying or amending of candidates’ details after verification.<br><br>
:*Certificate of Incorporation/Registration of Proprietors (accompanied with Articles and Memorandum of Association);
 
:*Receipt of payment of non-refundable registration fees to KNEC.
 
 
 
;How to register online for KNEC KCPE & KCSE exams
 
 
 
1. Registration for KCPE & KCSE from January 1 to March 31 preceded by a pre-registration period from November 1 to December 31. Deadline: March 31.
 
 
 
2. Candidates for KCPE and KCSE should visit www.knec.ac.ke and upload details and photographs.
 
 
 
3. Private candidates should download forms, fill them and present them to district education officer.
 
 
 
4. Amendments to names can only be done after results are out, but headteachers must write explaining origin of mistake and pay Sh3,000 per candidate.
 
 
 
Still, KNEC may decline based on its reasoning.
 
 
 
It is usually advised that the last two documents should not be procured by the applicant until processing of the application has reached an advanced stage. Submission should also be at the instance of SCOPU.
 
 
 
In Kenya, the KCSE Private candidates are registered in the District Education Offices in Kenya by the KNEC Examination Council appointed agents in Kenya in March of every year.  
 
 
 
The private KCSE candidates registration timeline in Kenya given by Kenya National Examination Council is from March 1st to march 30th every year, where after registration will not be allowed in case a candidate has not fulfilled the requirements given, regardless if one has paid the KCSE registration fees for examinations in Kenya.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Required Documents==
 
==Required Documents==
*Letter of Introduction from your former training institution
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<br>
*Application Number or registration Number.
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# Digital Passport photos<br>
*Valid I.D Card
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# Birth Certificate<br>
*Passport photograph,
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; For Private Candidates must include
*Your Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KPCE) result and a teller
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# They must be holders of a valid KCPE certificate, EACE, KCE or a foreign qualification accompanied by a KNEC equation letter or<br>
 
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# A primary certificate other than KCPE (CPE or Foreign) and a qualifying test result slip from KNEC indicating that they have passed the KNEC KCSE Qualifying Test;<br>
 
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# They must produce evidence of having spent at least 3 years preceding the year of KCSE registration after sitting the KCPE and other primary examinations; <br>
 
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# They must produce a letter of confirmation from the SCEO/head teacher of the approved private candidate examination center where the candidate will sit for the practical examinations papers;<br>
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# They must produce a National Identity card, a passport or an alien card (for foreign candidates). Where this is not possible, the birth certificate and evidence of National Identity card application (waiting card) will be required;<br><br>
  
 
==Office Locations & Contacts==
 
==Office Locations & Contacts==
;Kenya National Examination Council
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<br>
 
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'''Kenya National Examinations Council'''<br>
should be addressed to,
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Chief Executive Officer <br>
 
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P.O. Box: 73598 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.<br>
Council Secretary / Chief Executive Officer
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Tel: +254 020 3317412 / 3317413 / 3317419 / 3317427 / 3341027 3341050 / 3341071 / 3341098 / 3341113 / 2213381<br>
 
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Fax: +254-020- 2226032<br>
P.O. Box: 73598 00200,Nairobi, Kenya.
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Email: info@knec.ac.ke<br>
 
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Website: [www.knec.ac.ke/ Kenya National Examinations Council]<br><br>
 
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'''Mitihani House'''<br>
;Head Office
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Dennis Pritt Road, Kilimani<br>
 
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Tel: +254 - 020 2713874 / 020-2713894 / 020-2713845; 020-2715980 / 020-2711536<br>
National Housing Corporation (NHC) House,
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Industrial Area Offices,<br>
 
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Ministry of Public Works, Supplies Branch,<br>
Aga Khan Walk,
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Likoni Road.<br>
 
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Tel: +254 - 020 650821 / 020-650822<br>
Tel:+254 020 3317412 / 3317413 / 3317419 / 3317427 / 3341027
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Email: info@knec.ac.ke <br><br>
 
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*[https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/KCSE/REGISTRATION/Login.aspx The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Online Portal]<br><br>
Tel:+254 020 3341050 / 3341071 / 3341098 / 3341113 / 2213381
 
 
 
Fax: +254-020- 2226032
 
 
 
Other Offices
 
 
 
 
 
;National Bank Building,
 
 
 
Harambee Avenue
 
 
 
Tel:+254 - 020 246919 / 020-247204
 
 
 
Extelecoms House,3rd floor
 
 
 
Haile Selasie Avenue,
 
 
 
Tel: +254 -020 2211545/6/7
 
 
 
 
 
;Mitihani House
 
 
 
Dennis Pritt Road,Kilimani
 
 
 
Tel:+254 - 020 2713874 / 020-2713894 / 020-2713845; 020-2715980 / 020-2711536
 
 
 
Industrial Area Offices,
 
 
 
Ministry of Public Works, Supplies Branch,
 
 
 
Likoni Road.
 
 
 
Tel:+254 - 020 650821 / 020-650822
 
 
 
Email: info@knec.ac.ke .
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
==Eligibility==
 
==Eligibility==
All Kenyan students with the required qualification and who satisfy the criteria set out in the Schedule of the Education Act Chapter 211 for both private and  public examination.
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<br>
 
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* Individuals (Citizens and Non-citizens) who have undergone secondary school education. <br><br>
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Fees==
 
==Fees==
To register for KCSE privately in Kenya attract charges ranging from
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<br>
 
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*The government of Kenya shall pay examination fees for all candidates in public and private schools except for the following:<br>
(i)Ksh. 3,200 for the seven papers and
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:* Candidates who are re-sitting/repeating<br>
 
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:* Non-Citizens and Private candidates registering in the Sub County private examination centers;<br><br>
(ii)Ksh 3,600 for the nine papers in KCSE exams in Kenya.
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; Fees Expected To Be Paid By Government for Public and Private Schools.
 
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* For seven subjects Ksh 5,000.00 is paid.<br>
;Note:
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* For eight subjects Ksh 5,400.00 is paid.<br>
 
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* For nine subjects Ksh 5,800.00 is paid.<br><br>
The KCSE candidate wishing to boost KCSE subject scores in Kenya will be allowed to sit for a minimum of one paper for a bridging registration charge in Kenya of Ksh 2,000 per paper.
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; Fees to be paid by Private Candidates.
 
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* For seven subjects Ksh 5,500.00 is paid.<br>
While an extra KCSE subject will attract a fee of Ksh 200 per paper with another Ksh 100 bridging registration charge for a KCSE practical paper.  
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* For eight subjects Ksh 5,900.00 is paid.<br>
 
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* For nine subjects Ksh 6,300.00 is paid.<br><br>
 
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; Fees to be paid by Repeaters.
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* For one subject Ksh 3,100.00 is paid.<br>
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* For two subjects Ksh 3,500.00 is paid.<br>
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* For three subjects Ksh 3,900.00 is paid.<br>
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* For four subjects Ksh 4,300.00 is paid.<br>
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* For five subjects Ksh 4,700.00 is paid.<br>
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* For six subjects Ksh 5,100.00 is paid.<br>
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* For seven subjects Ksh 5,500.00 is paid.<br>
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* For eight subjects Ksh 5,900.00 is paid.<br>
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* For nine subjects Ksh 6,300.00 is paid.<br><br>
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; Project fees
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* Home Science                Ksh        200.00<br>
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* Art and Design              Ksh        200.00<br>
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* Agriculture                Ksh        200.00<br>
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* Woodwork                    Ksh        200.00<br>
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* Metal Work                  Ksh        200.00<br>
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* Building Construction      Ksh        200.00<br>
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* Power Mechanics            Ksh        500.00<br>
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* Electricity                Ksh        500.00<br>
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* Drawing & Design            Ksh        200.00<br>
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* Aviation Technology        Ksh         2,500.00<br>
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* Computer Studies            Ksh        200.00<br>
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* French                      Ksh        500.00<br>
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* German                      Ksh        500.00<br>
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* Arabic                      Ksh        500.00<br>
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* Kenyan Sign Language        Ksh     500.00<br>
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* Music                      Ksh         500.00<br><br>
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; All Examination fees must be paid through any of the following banks:-
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* Co-operative Bank.<br>
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* National Bank of Kenya.<br>
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* Equity Bank.<br>
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* Kenya Commercial Bank.<br><br>
  
 
==Validity==
 
==Validity==
Valid for a long time.
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<br>
 
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* The validity period is one year<br><br>
 
 
  
 
==Documents to Use==
 
==Documents to Use==
Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links
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<br>
 
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* [https://www.knec.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/KCSE-REG-FORMS.zip KCSE registration forms]<br><br>
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Sample Documents==
 
==Sample Documents==
 
  Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.
 
  Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.
 
 
 
  
 
==Processing Time==
 
==Processing Time==
Processing is From March 1st to march 30th every year.  
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<br>
 
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* The Processing time is one month.<br><br>
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Related Videos==
 
==Related Videos==
 
  Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.  
 
  Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.  
  Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
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  Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
  Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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  Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
 
  Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,  
 
  Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,  
 
  sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
 
  sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
 
  width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
 
  width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
  e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".  
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  e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.
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==Instructions==
 
==Instructions==
You can register for KCSE Examination  with The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to have the legal authority to sit for offer ordinary level Certificate programmes.
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:*Private University offer the same qualifications levels as that offered by public universities or universities of technology.  
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# Registration of candidates for the KNEC examinations is based on the Regulations and Syllabuses for specific examination which give the guidelines and procedures required for the registration of candidates.<br>
:*A KCSE private candidate in Kenya would be expected to register for a minimum of 7 papers and a maximum of 9 papers in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations in Kenya.
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# After all the information for the candidates has been keyed online, heads of institutions/schools MUST re-check the online report thoroughly to ensure that it is accurate. The head institution must then download the list of candidates, sign and stamp on the space provided and indicate all other details required in the nominal roll after verification.<br>
 
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# The Ministry of Education will remit examination fees for all KCPE and KCSE candidates for both private and public schools. However the following candidates will be required to pay examination fees:-<br>
;The purpose of Candidate registration is :
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#:* KCPE and KCSE private candidates<br>
 
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#:* Candidates in prisons <br><br>
:*To make sure that only those qualified can sit for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination in Kenya which ensures the KCSE results in Kenya will not be substandard.
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; Registration of Candidates with Special Needs for KCSE Exams
:*The public is protected against unscrupulous substandard education and exploitative operators.
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# The Kenya National Examinations Council has categorized the candidates with special needs as follows:-<br>
:*The Candidates obtains qualifications that are aligned with the Ministry of Education's Framework ( and registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)  
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#:* Visually impaired - low vision and blind candidates<br>
 
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#:* Hearing impaired candidates<br>
 
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#:* Physically challenged candidates<br>
 
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#:* Mentally Challenged candidates<br>
 
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# Information on the above candidates giving details of index number, subjects and degree of impairment must be captured during registration.<br>
 
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# Depending on the degree of impairment, the Council will facilitate the candidates appropriately upon receipt of supporting evidence from competent medical authority.<br>
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# For the mentally and physically impaired candidates and those who suffer psychomotor disorders the head teacher must write a letter on the same which MUST be accompanied by a recent detailed medical doctor’s report, a full size photograph for physical disability, an Education Assessment Resource Centre  (EARC) officers assessment report on each of candidate’s functional ability. Candidates whose doctors’ medical reports are not received will NOT be considered for any assistance during the examination time.<br><br>
  
 
==Required Information==
 
==Required Information==
 
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<br>
;The KNEC requirements during registration for KCSE examinations in Kenya include:
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# Candidate’s index number<br>
 
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# Candidate’s Full Name <br>
:* Having a KCPE certificate in Kenya,
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# Centre name<br>
:* Birth certificate
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# Centre no.<br>
:* Two passport photos.
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# County name <br>
:* A prospective candidate should produce a school leaving certificate in Kenya of the last school attended within Kenya.
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# Sub county name<br>
:*A confirmation of the candidate from the Head of the school where the KCSE candidate in Kenya will sit for the KCSE practical examination paper in Kenya should be produced by the candidate,
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# Sex<br>
 
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# Year Of Birth <br>
 
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# Address <br>
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# Mobile phone no. ( Private candidate)<br>
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# Qualifications (Attach Copies of Certificates/ Result slips) ( Private candidate)<br>
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# KCPE year/ Index no <br>
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# CPE year/ NO <br>
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# School where to sit For Practical Examination (Private Candidate) <br>               
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# Subjects Choices<br><br>
  
 
==Need for the Document==
 
==Need for the Document==
KCSE stands for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, which is taken as a second chance in obtaining  Ordinary level certificate.
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<br>
This is the registration avenue in Kenya for the private candidates who miss their chance to sit for the final Examination in KCSE for various reasons.
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* Registration allows the candidate to sit for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) for the year they have applied for. This will enable them to acquire a K.C.S.E. Certificate. <br><br>
 
 
Some of people who register as private candidates for KCSE in Kenya include:
 
             
 
:(a)Those who failed their KCSE exam in Kenya, and wish to try again without having to attend classes and wear uniforms,
 
:(b)Those who are older and had missed a chance in their youth in Kenya to sit for KCSE Examination,
 
:(c) those due to unforeseen circumstances, especially due to sickness or accidents in Kenya, were unable to sit their KCSE examinations in Kenya.  
 
 
 
at the completion of Secondary Education and it is the entrance requirement for Kenyan Universities.KCSE Replaced Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE)in 1989.
 
 
 
Do you wish to register for Kenya Certificate of secondary Education examination? You must first register with Kenya National Examination Council through the Ministry of Education in Kenya to have the legal authority to sit for Final secondary Education.
 
You can register for KCSE Examination in order to obtain O level certificate by following the below procedure.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Information which might help==
 
==Information which might help==
Enter other informations which might help
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# A candidate who withdraws from the examination will NOT be entitled to a refund.<br>
 
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# All candidates for both KCPE and KCSE examinations will be issued with an INDEX NUMBER as per the school’s ADMISSION REGISTER, NOT class performance as was the case in previous years<br>
 
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# Candidates are expected to check in the KNEC website to ascertain the correctness of their entries before 31st March every year and to alert the SCEO’s office for any amendments to be effected before 31st March every year. No amendments will be effected after this.<br>
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# Registration of candidates ends on 31st March every year. Any entries received at the Council after this date will not be  accepted irrespective of when the money was deposited in the KNEC accounts. Private candidates should pay examination fees to the SCEO and should not deposit fees individually in the KNEC deposit accounts.<br>
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# It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure the accuracy of his/her registration details. All candidates MUST report to the Sub County Education Officer (SCEO) to sign the nominal roll and to verify their registration details after the closure of the registration period.<br>
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; A candidate is considered duly registered after fulfilling the following:<br>
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# Candidate’s details are successfully uploaded onto the registration platform for the specific examination.<br>
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# The subjects are duly selected as per subject cluster as stipulated in the regulations governing the specific examination.<br>
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# Payment of fees where applicable (examination fees is not refundable or transferable to another candidate nor to another year)<br>
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# Submission of all the candidates’ registration materials to KNEC<br>
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#:* All candidates must be registered where they have been learning. Registration in two centers (double registration) will be treated as an examination malpractice.<br>
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#:* Private candidates are not allowed to individually deposit money-into the KNEC collection accounts and Sub-County Education Officers are asked to ensure compliance to this regulation.<br>
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#:* Some of people who can register as private candidates for KCSE in Kenya include:<br>
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# Those who failed their KCSE exam in Kenya, and wish to try again without having to attend classes and wear uniforms,<br>
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# Those who are older and had missed a chance in their youth in Kenya to sit for KCSE Examination,<br>
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# Those due to unforeseen circumstances, especially due to sickness or accidents in Kenya, were unable to sit their KCSE examinations in Kenya<br>
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#:* There is no late registration for candidates.<br><br>
  
 
==Other uses of the Document/Certificate==
 
==Other uses of the Document/Certificate==
 
  Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
 
  Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
 
  e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.
 
  e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.
 
 
 
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
http://www.chr.up.ac.za/chr_old/indigenous/documents/Kenya/Legislation/Education%20Act.pdf
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* [https://www.knec.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/CIRCULAR-ON-REGISTRATION-OF-2019-KCPE-KCSE-AND-KCSE-QT-EXAMINATIONS.pdf Registration of Candidates]<br>
http://www.zakenya.com/education/how-to-register-for-kcse-examinations-as-a-private-candidate-in-kenya.html
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* [https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/KCSE/REGISTRATION/Login.aspx The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Online Portal]<br><br>
 
 
http://www.knec.ac.ke/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44&Itemid=67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
==Others==
 
==Others==
More information which might help people.
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* Any school that has between 6 and 15 candidates will be hosted by another center to be determined by the Sub County Director of Education. <br>
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* The information on such schools should be submitted to KNEC together with the registration materials. <br>
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* The hosted school will retain its code during registration of candidates.<br>
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* Schools with less than five (5) candidates are advised to register their candidates in another approved examination center.<br><br>
  
  

Revision as of 19:24, 13 June 2019

Procedure

Apply Online

Normal Registration.
  1. Registration for The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) for candidates in secondary school is done online through the KNEC Online Portal.
  2. The following documents and information are required from the candidate for registration.
    • Digital Passport photos
    • Copy of Birth Certificate (Verifying date of birth)
    • Candidate’s index number:
    • Candidate’s Full Name
    • Subjects Choices
  3. All documents for the registration of candidates are to be downloaded from the KNEC website and used to capture the information of the candidates.
  4. The headmaster of a particular school or any authorized persons is then required to log into the [www.knec-portal.ac.ke KNEC website] for capturing of the registration details of the candidates and uploading of the photographs using the registration password for the respective examination center.
  5. All candidates must be registered where they have been learning. Registration in two centers (double registration) will be treated as an examination malpractice.
  6. Examination registration is free of charge. The government of Kenya shall pay examination fees for all candidates in public and private schools except for the following:
    • Candidates who are re-sitting/repeating
    • Non-Citizens and Private candidates registering in the Sub County private examination centers;
  7. All heads of institution are expected to ensure all candidates registration details are captured correctly and every candidate has confirmed the same and signed the nominal roll. Verification of registration data usually takes place in the last two weeks of February.

Registration of private candidates
  1. All private candidates are registered by the Sub County Director of Education.
  2. Candidates wishing to register privately are required to download the KCSE Private Candidate Registration Form from the [www.knec.ac.ke/ KNEC website].
  3. They should complete the registration form in triplicate as required and present two copies to the respective Sub County Education office for further instructions within the registration period.
  4. The Sub County Education Officers is required to log onto the [www.knec-portal.ac.ke KNEC website] for capturing of the registration details of the candidates and uploading of the photographs using the registration password for the respective examination center.
  5. Private candidates are required to pay registration fees as per the number of examination papers they intend to do. The fees vary, depending on the number of examination papers one intends to do. A schedule of fees payable is detailed in our “Fees” section.
  6. Private candidates are allowed to individually deposit money into the KNEC collection accounts and Sub-County Education Officers are asked to ensure compliance to this regulation. After making the payment submit the receipt to the Sub-County Education Officer.
  7. The Sub-County Education Officer is expected to ensure that all Private Candidates registration details are captured correctly and every candidate has confirmed the same and signed the nominal roll. Verification of registration data usually takes place in the last two weeks of February.
  8. All Heads of Institutions and Sub County Education officers registering private candidates are asked to note that there will be no keying or amending of candidates’ details after verification.

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Required Documents


  1. Digital Passport photos
  2. Birth Certificate
For Private Candidates must include
  1. They must be holders of a valid KCPE certificate, EACE, KCE or a foreign qualification accompanied by a KNEC equation letter or
  2. A primary certificate other than KCPE (CPE or Foreign) and a qualifying test result slip from KNEC indicating that they have passed the KNEC KCSE Qualifying Test;
  3. They must produce evidence of having spent at least 3 years preceding the year of KCSE registration after sitting the KCPE and other primary examinations;
  4. They must produce a letter of confirmation from the SCEO/head teacher of the approved private candidate examination center where the candidate will sit for the practical examinations papers;
  5. They must produce a National Identity card, a passport or an alien card (for foreign candidates). Where this is not possible, the birth certificate and evidence of National Identity card application (waiting card) will be required;

Office Locations & Contacts


Kenya National Examinations Council
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box: 73598 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: +254 020 3317412 / 3317413 / 3317419 / 3317427 / 3341027 3341050 / 3341071 / 3341098 / 3341113 / 2213381
Fax: +254-020- 2226032
Email: info@knec.ac.ke
Website: [www.knec.ac.ke/ Kenya National Examinations Council]

Mitihani House
Dennis Pritt Road, Kilimani
Tel: +254 - 020 2713874 / 020-2713894 / 020-2713845; 020-2715980 / 020-2711536
Industrial Area Offices,
Ministry of Public Works, Supplies Branch,
Likoni Road.
Tel: +254 - 020 650821 / 020-650822
Email: info@knec.ac.ke


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Eligibility


  • Individuals (Citizens and Non-citizens) who have undergone secondary school education.

Fees


  • The government of Kenya shall pay examination fees for all candidates in public and private schools except for the following:
  • Candidates who are re-sitting/repeating
  • Non-Citizens and Private candidates registering in the Sub County private examination centers;

Fees Expected To Be Paid By Government for Public and Private Schools.
  • For seven subjects Ksh 5,000.00 is paid.
  • For eight subjects Ksh 5,400.00 is paid.
  • For nine subjects Ksh 5,800.00 is paid.

Fees to be paid by Private Candidates.
  • For seven subjects Ksh 5,500.00 is paid.
  • For eight subjects Ksh 5,900.00 is paid.
  • For nine subjects Ksh 6,300.00 is paid.

Fees to be paid by Repeaters.
  • For one subject Ksh 3,100.00 is paid.
  • For two subjects Ksh 3,500.00 is paid.
  • For three subjects Ksh 3,900.00 is paid.
  • For four subjects Ksh 4,300.00 is paid.
  • For five subjects Ksh 4,700.00 is paid.
  • For six subjects Ksh 5,100.00 is paid.
  • For seven subjects Ksh 5,500.00 is paid.
  • For eight subjects Ksh 5,900.00 is paid.
  • For nine subjects Ksh 6,300.00 is paid.

Project fees
  • Home Science Ksh 200.00
  • Art and Design Ksh 200.00
  • Agriculture Ksh 200.00
  • Woodwork Ksh 200.00
  • Metal Work Ksh 200.00
  • Building Construction Ksh 200.00
  • Power Mechanics Ksh 500.00
  • Electricity Ksh 500.00
  • Drawing & Design Ksh 200.00
  • Aviation Technology Ksh 2,500.00
  • Computer Studies Ksh 200.00
  • French Ksh 500.00
  • German Ksh 500.00
  • Arabic Ksh 500.00
  • Kenyan Sign Language Ksh 500.00
  • Music Ksh 500.00

All Examination fees must be paid through any of the following banks
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  • Co-operative Bank.
  • National Bank of Kenya.
  • Equity Bank.
  • Kenya Commercial Bank.

Validity


  • The validity period is one year

Documents to Use


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Sample Documents

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Processing Time


  • The Processing time is one month.

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Instructions


  1. Registration of candidates for the KNEC examinations is based on the Regulations and Syllabuses for specific examination which give the guidelines and procedures required for the registration of candidates.
  2. After all the information for the candidates has been keyed online, heads of institutions/schools MUST re-check the online report thoroughly to ensure that it is accurate. The head institution must then download the list of candidates, sign and stamp on the space provided and indicate all other details required in the nominal roll after verification.
  3. The Ministry of Education will remit examination fees for all KCPE and KCSE candidates for both private and public schools. However the following candidates will be required to pay examination fees:-
    • KCPE and KCSE private candidates
    • Candidates in prisons

Registration of Candidates with Special Needs for KCSE Exams
  1. The Kenya National Examinations Council has categorized the candidates with special needs as follows:-
    • Visually impaired - low vision and blind candidates
    • Hearing impaired candidates
    • Physically challenged candidates
    • Mentally Challenged candidates
  2. Information on the above candidates giving details of index number, subjects and degree of impairment must be captured during registration.
  3. Depending on the degree of impairment, the Council will facilitate the candidates appropriately upon receipt of supporting evidence from competent medical authority.
  4. For the mentally and physically impaired candidates and those who suffer psychomotor disorders the head teacher must write a letter on the same which MUST be accompanied by a recent detailed medical doctor’s report, a full size photograph for physical disability, an Education Assessment Resource Centre (EARC) officers assessment report on each of candidate’s functional ability. Candidates whose doctors’ medical reports are not received will NOT be considered for any assistance during the examination time.

Required Information


  1. Candidate’s index number
  2. Candidate’s Full Name
  3. Centre name
  4. Centre no.
  5. County name
  6. Sub county name
  7. Sex
  8. Year Of Birth
  9. Address
  10. Mobile phone no. ( Private candidate)
  11. Qualifications (Attach Copies of Certificates/ Result slips) ( Private candidate)
  12. KCPE year/ Index no
  13. CPE year/ NO
  14. School where to sit For Practical Examination (Private Candidate)
  15. Subjects Choices

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Need for the Document


  • Registration allows the candidate to sit for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) for the year they have applied for. This will enable them to acquire a K.C.S.E. Certificate.

Information which might help


  1. A candidate who withdraws from the examination will NOT be entitled to a refund.
  2. All candidates for both KCPE and KCSE examinations will be issued with an INDEX NUMBER as per the school’s ADMISSION REGISTER, NOT class performance as was the case in previous years
  3. Candidates are expected to check in the KNEC website to ascertain the correctness of their entries before 31st March every year and to alert the SCEO’s office for any amendments to be effected before 31st March every year. No amendments will be effected after this.
  4. Registration of candidates ends on 31st March every year. Any entries received at the Council after this date will not be accepted irrespective of when the money was deposited in the KNEC accounts. Private candidates should pay examination fees to the SCEO and should not deposit fees individually in the KNEC deposit accounts.
  5. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure the accuracy of his/her registration details. All candidates MUST report to the Sub County Education Officer (SCEO) to sign the nominal roll and to verify their registration details after the closure of the registration period.
A candidate is considered duly registered after fulfilling the following

  1. Candidate’s details are successfully uploaded onto the registration platform for the specific examination.
  2. The subjects are duly selected as per subject cluster as stipulated in the regulations governing the specific examination.
  3. Payment of fees where applicable (examination fees is not refundable or transferable to another candidate nor to another year)
  4. Submission of all the candidates’ registration materials to KNEC
    • All candidates must be registered where they have been learning. Registration in two centers (double registration) will be treated as an examination malpractice.
    • Private candidates are not allowed to individually deposit money-into the KNEC collection accounts and Sub-County Education Officers are asked to ensure compliance to this regulation.
    • Some of people who can register as private candidates for KCSE in Kenya include:
  5. Those who failed their KCSE exam in Kenya, and wish to try again without having to attend classes and wear uniforms,
  6. Those who are older and had missed a chance in their youth in Kenya to sit for KCSE Examination,
  7. Those due to unforeseen circumstances, especially due to sickness or accidents in Kenya, were unable to sit their KCSE examinations in Kenya
    • There is no late registration for candidates.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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Others


  • Any school that has between 6 and 15 candidates will be hosted by another center to be determined by the Sub County Director of Education.
  • The information on such schools should be submitted to KNEC together with the registration materials.
  • The hosted school will retain its code during registration of candidates.
  • Schools with less than five (5) candidates are advised to register their candidates in another approved examination center.