More Than 250,000 Teachers To Manage National Examinations, Says TSC

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Kenya's Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will hire over 250,000 tutors to invigilate this year's national examinations slated for November and December.

The examinations include the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

Some 1.2 million candidates will sit their KCPE, about 1.3 million for KPSEA, and another 800,000 will sit their KCSE.

"A record number of teachers, more than 250,000, are being lined up for Kenya's most challenging examination season set to start on November 25. Aware of the challenges likely to be faced in the management of three examinations at the end of the year, TSC sent an early directive to field officers to identify and vet teachers of integrity for the exercise, the most extensive since independence," said TSC, in its quarterly publication dubbed Teachers' Image.

Subcounty directors were given till last week to propose and vet national examination personnel. TSC Secretary Nancy Macharia asked the directors to select and deploy centre managers, supervisors, and invigilators who will be involved in the administration of the national exams.

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