The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, carries out training for examiners annually or from time to time as need arises. The training of new examiners is informed by: increased candidature, need to replace exited examiners and whenever new exam papers are introduced.
Qualifications for KNEC Examiners Training
For you to be short listed for training as a KNEC examiner, you must meet the requirements below:
1.You must apply via KNEC’s online platform whenever the opportunities are advertised.
2. You must pay the training fees as may be set by the Council from time to time; For this year the training fees is Sh10,500
3. You must be a practicing teacher and registered with the Teachers Service Commission, TSC.
4. You must be teaching in the relevant subject area.
5. You must have a minimum teaching experience of three years; after the graduation year.
6. You must be an individual with high integrity as stipulated in Chapter’s Six of the Kenyan Constitution.
7. You must be recommended for training by the head of institution.
8. If you are seeking to be trained for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE exams: You must be a holder of Minimum qualification of a P1 Certificate with a mean grade of C (plain) at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, exams.
9. And if you wish to be a KCSE examiner; Then, you must have a minimum qualification of a Diploma in Teacher Education.
10. You should also be aged 50 years and below.
11. You must NOT be on interdiction or any other form of disciplinary action from the employer.
12. PTE Examiners: Those applying for PTE should have a diploma in education and above.
13. DTE Examiners: Those applying for DTE must have a degree in education and above. Those teaching in secondary schools and have masters in education can also apply to be trained as PTE and DTE examiners.
14. Business and Technical Examiners: Have a minimum qualification of Diploma in the relevant area of specialization, At least one (1) academic level above the qualification of the examination he/she applies to be trained.
What KNEC considers when selecting Examiners
Apart from the requirements, above, you must also be well versed with considerations Council makes when selecting examiner for training. These include:
1. Regional balancing; such that all areas are given consideration.
2. Age of the examiner.
3. Gender balancing.
4. Work experience.
How to apply for KNEC Examiners training vacancies
Applications must be made within the stipulated timelines. KNEC will not consider applications that are made after the set deadlines.
To apply for the advertised KNEC examiners’ training vacancies, follow the steps below:
• You will be expected to access the online form using the link; https://cp2.knec.ac.ke
• Fill in your personal details correctly and print the form.
• You will then fill-in sections 2.0 and 4.0 manually, attach the required testimonials listed in the application form and forward the documents to KNEC.
• Only qualified Teachers/Tutors who have presented all the required documents will be shortlisted for the training exercise.
• Address your application to: The Chief Executive Officer, Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC). P.O. Box 73598-00200 NAIROBI.
After training successfully, KNEC will keep your details in its database. During the marking exercise for the national tests, you will be invited to apply online. The KNEC training exercise will be fully residential.
Paying for KNEC Examiners Training fees
As earlier stated, you will not be trained as a KNEC examiner without paying the training fees. Each applicant will be required to pay training fee of Sh10,500 through the KNEC Mpesa pay bill Number: 819313 using own registered mobile phone number. For the Account Number, you shall indicate the applicable examination i.e. KCPE; KCSE; PTE; DTE; Business or Technical. You must then capture the MPESA Reference Number on the printed application form; in the space provided.
KNEC Examiners Training Areas
The following are areas for those who wish to train as KNEC examiners.