2020 has recorded an increase in the number of registered candidates for both KCPE amd KCSE exams by 150000 compared to last year. This is according to the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) when they were releasing 2020 timetables for the exams.
Data from Knec as by the close of registration on February 28, shows some 1,938,667 candidates had registered to sit for the highly valued national exams.
1,187,517 are candidates who will sit for 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) which is higher than last year’s number by 104,061 candidates compared to last year.
On the other hand, 751,150 candidates have registered for 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). The number has increased from the previous year’s 697,222 by
Mercy Karogo, Knec acting Chief Executive Officer stated that the examination council has closed the registration and it is time to make necessary arrangements to ensure this year’s examination is a success.
2020 examination timetable shows that the date of the commencement of KCPE exams is October 27 a day after rehearsals have been done. The exams will run for three days through to October 29. KCSE exams will then start two days after the examination council is done with the primary section.
Rehearsal for KCSE examinations is scheduled for October 30, with written papers starting November 2, 2020.