Registration for Grade Six exams to start this week

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard]

Examination registration for Grade Six, Standard Eight and Form Four will begin this week, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said.

Prof Magoha said the exercise will start on April 27, and is expected to end on May 14.

Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) Chief Executive Officer David Njenge’ere said the examinations will be held in November and December, this year.

‘‘We are beginning the registration this week. I urge all parents to ensure their children are registered to avoid a last-minute rush. We have seen cases where parents call us on the eve of the exams, claiming their children are not on the list, which complicates matters,” he said.  

Early Learning and Basic Education PS Jwan Julius said the registration is free of charge.

‘‘Nobody should charge any learner, whether from a primary or public school any registration money. We are doing it for free. Parents, please take note of this,” said PS Jwan.

 Knec chairman John Onsati, urged stakeholders to ensure the smooth registration of the students. 

Prof Magoha, while releasing the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam results also emphasised the need for parents to ensure their children are registered, adding the government has set aside money for this exercise. 

“The government has set aside Sh5 billion for this exercise. I want to warn teachers failure to register a student, for whatever reason, is a criminal offence. Further, no one should demand any money to register the students,” Prof Magoha said.

Prof Magoha said that Grade 6 will be assessed in October and November to ensure timely and accurate registration of learners.