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TSC recalls all staff from leave, assigns 227,000 teachers to man KCSE and KCPE exams

TSC Boss Dr Nancy Macharia (Left) with Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha.
TSC Boss Dr Nancy Macharia (Left) with Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha.

 

According to TSC Boss, Dr. Nancy Macharia, a total of 227,000 teachers will be involved in the administration of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams that kick off later this month.

“To ensure that all our field staff offer undivided attention to this examination process, the Commission has canceled all annual leave and field activities for all our sub-county, county and regional officers during the examination period,” Said Dr. Macharia on Thursday.

Macharia was speaking at the multi-sectoral team of Government from ⁦the Ministry of Interior, ICT, TSC, KICD and Knec that met on Thursday to launch the national examinations season ahead of the start of KCPE, KCSE later this month. She said TSC has at the same time issued guidelines that emphasize the need for all teachers who will invigilate the examinations to comply with Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines.

A section of Education and Deputy County commissioners during the launch of 2020 national examinations period at the Kenya School of Government
A section of Education and Deputy County commissioners during the launch of 2020 national examinations period at the Kenya School of Government

She directed center managers to keep unauthorized people out of the examination centers, as well as ensure authorized persons accessing examination centres are masked at all times.

The examinations administered by the Kenya National Examination Council are set to begin on March 22

Kenya Certificate of Primary Education will be concluded on March 24, with the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination marking expected to commence on April 19, and be concluded on May 7.

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CS Education Prof.  George Maghoha (right) presents a purse containing a padlock and a keys which will be used to lock examination containers to West Pokot Sub-County Director of education Charles Manyara at Kenya School of Government on Thursday.
CS Education Prof. George Maghoha (right) presents a purse containing a padlock and a keys which will be used to lock examination containers to West Pokot Sub-County Director of education Charles Manyara at Kenya School of Government on Thursday.

While speaking at the same function, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha announced a ban on supervisors and invigilators from being deployed in the same examination centre for more than two consecutive years in line with KNEC’s policy.

Magoha said no Centre Manager should turn up at an examination container to collect or drop off examinations without wearing a face a mask. He directed that all officials at examination centres to use sanitizer or wash hands before handling examination materials.

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