Knec asks teachers to apply for course

Thursday, August 18th, 2022 08:27 | By
Knec Chief Executive Officer David Njengere. PHOTO/Courtesy
Knec Chief Executive Officer David Njengere. PHOTO/Courtesy

The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has invited primary and secondary school teachers to apply to be trained as national examiners.

KNEC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Njengere said that they will conduct training for teachers to become examiners for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams next month.

The deadline for applications to KNEC is August 31.“The training will take place between September 18 – 24. The venue for training will be communicated to the qualified applicants at a later date,” said Njengere in a public notice.

According to Njengere, the seven-day training programme will be residential at a fee of Sh10,500 and only the shortlisted applicants will be notified on how to make the payment.

Njengere also said that the successful trainees will be incorporated into the KNEC’s database and will thereafter be engaged based on the needs using the criteria on recruitment of examiners.

“Teachers who are already trained as examiners and are in the KNEC database of examiners need not to apply for the training,” he said.

KNEC seeks to train primary school teachers as KCPE examiners in English Composition and Kiswahili Insha papers.For KCSE, the secondary school teachers will be trained in eight papers.

Practicing teacher

To qualify for the training to become an examiner, a trainee must be a practicing teacher in the relevant subject areas at the level of exam, must be registered or employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and should be 50 years and below.

Other requirements include having a minimum qualification of P1 for KCPE exam with a minimum of C (plain) at KCSE level in the subject they are applying to train and a Diploma in Education and above for KCSE marking.

They must have a minimum teaching experience of three years, should be recommended by his or her head of institution and must not be on interdiction or any other form of disciplinary action from the TSC.Applicants are expected to access KNEC examiners portal to apply.

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