The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has flagged reports on social media calling for submission of applications for teachers to be trained in preparation for national examinations.
In a statement dated Thursday, July 21, KNEC noted that the advertisement had circulated across social media platforms, urging Kenyans online to treat the post with the contempt it deserves.
The report purported that each applicant ought to pay a training fee of Ksh10,500 through mobile money services.
Students seat for a KCSE exam. File
“Each applicant will be required to pay a training fee of Ksh10,500 through KNEC pay bill number 819313 using their own registered mobile phone number. For the account number, the applicant shall indicate the applicable examination i.e. KCPE, KCSE, PTE, DTE, Business or Technical. The Reference Number must be captured on the application form in the space provided.
“Qualified applicants will be trained to mark the above examinations. Successful trainees will be incorporated into KNEC Examiners’ database. KNEC will thereafter engage such examiners using criteria for recruitment of examiners based on the needs,” read part of the flagged post.
The applications – according to the fake letter – were to be submitted by September 2022 with the training scheduled for October 3 – October 9.
KNEC noted that official communication would be posted on its verified platforms.
As schools enter the final learning calendar homestretch, candidates are working round the clock preparing for the national examinations.
According to the school calendar, the second term shall close for a one-week period on September 17 and resume on September 26, 2022.
KCPE exam will be written from November 28 to December 1, while KCSE will be taken from December 1 to December 23.
The marking process will be conducted from January 2, 2022, to January 20, 2022.
A teacher and students inside a classroom at Kawangware Primary School, Nairobi, on October 5, 2015. Daily Nation