KNEC Wins Case On Merging Of Examination Centres.


KNEC Wins Case On Merging Of Examination Centres.

A big blow to 2021 KCPE and KCSE Candidates set to sit for their exams in April this year.
Last year KNEC said that they were planning to merge exam centers in order to help to improve examination security and address transportation issues, reducing rising in administrative cost.Knec decided to ban some examination centres with less than 30 candidates and merge them.

This move was challenged by a citizen in court saying KNEC did not involve public in their decision.

However, the court have allowed the KNEC to merge exam centers with fewer than 30 candidates after considering reasons given by KNEC.Court throws out case against Knec merger of exam centres

Anthony Mrima while giving the ruling judge said merging of centers with fewer students will help KNEC to smoothly administer the exams because this will help reduce centers from 31,294 to 15648 centers.

This ruling is likely to greatly affect marginalized areas like Eastern part,Northern Eastern and Coast part of Kenya and some private schools with less than 30 students.Knec ban some examination

Mandate of Knec
The mandate of KNEC is outlined in Section 10 of KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012 as to:
≅Set and maintain examinations standards
≅Conduct public academic, technical and other national examinations within Kenya at basic and tertiary levels
≅Award certificates or diplomas to candidates in such examinations. (Such certificates or diplomas, shall not be withheld from the candidate by any person or institution)
≅Confirm authenticity of certificates or diplomas issued by the Council upon request by the government, public institutions, learning institutions, employers and other interested parties ≅Undertake research on educational assessment
≅Advice any public institution on the development and use of any system or assessment when requested to do so, and in accordance with such terms and conditions as shall be mutually agreed between the Council and the public institutions
≅Promote the international recognition of qualifications conferred by the Council
≅Advice the Government on any policy decision that is relevant to, or has implications on the functions of the Council or the administration of examinations in Kenya
≅Do anything incidental or conducive to the performance of the preceding functions.



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