Exam Council Guide (KNEC) On How To Check Grade 6, KCPE, KCSE Registration Of Candidates

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The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has officially set up an SMS platform that teachers, parents and candidates can use to confirm registration details for the 2022 Grade 6, Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), and the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCSE).

Through a notice dated Saturday, May 28, 2022, the council instructed parents and school administrators to check and confirm that the registration details are accurate.

The exercise is expected to verify all students supposed to sit the national exams scheduled for November and December 2022.




Following the announcement, this will be the first time Grade Six students are assessed under the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) before joining junior secondary school.

How to confirm you registered for KCSE

To verify, parents and school adminstrators are required to send an SMS to 20076 with the candidate’s index number.

“Headteachers, parents, and candidates can now confirm the registration details for 2022 KPSEA, KCPE and KCSE examinations by sending an SMS to 20076. Use this format; (Exam)(Index Number), for example; KCPE36611030002, and send to 20076. You will receive a confirmation message,” the examination body wrote.

Confirmation of registration details is a vital process as it enables candidates to ensure that the details given are accurate to mitigate problems such as sitting for subjects one did not wish to undertake among others.

Speaking at the release of the 2021 KCSE examinations, Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, gave registration guidelines for the 2022 examination class noting that the exams will go on smoothly despite him leaving the office in August.

Magoha noted that there were concerns of some school heads demanding registration fees from students despite the government paying for them. Magoha warned that the Ministry will take disciplinary action against schools that contravened its directive on examinations.

“To the headteachers and principals, we are disappointed that you have yet to start registering students and pupils for the forthcoming KPSEA, KCPE, and KCSE exams which must be ready.

“Please ensure that every child is registered. I hope we are not going to argue about this. The government is paying exam fees for all students. It is the children’s right,” he stated.

Additionally, he stated that there will be no extension of the registration deadline which was set for May 14.

“When I look at the KNEC portal, I get discouraged. Our headteachers and principals think that we will extend the registration deadline.”

In the 2021 national examinations, 1,225,597 KCPE students sat for the exams while  826,807 students sat for KCSE.

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