The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) opened its portal for the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) assessments where learners will have a chance to choose preferred schools as they move through the 6-2-3-3 system.
The Competency Based Assessment (CBA) site outlines how parents can register, capture, and check students’ test results at a selected school.
A student will have the option to enroll in the school of their choice and transfer freely between institutions at the same time.
A parent will be required to access the CBA portal via the KNEC website after registering a learner.
How to Register
a) Login and select a grade and level
b) Click on Register Learners button
c) Click on Add Learners button
d) Capture leaner details are required
e) Click on Save learner button
The selection and registration process is only limited to Grade 3 for the Age-Based pathway or at Foundation and Intermediate for Stage Based pathway.
Should a parent make an error on the registration process, the government has made it possible to amend the process. At this stage, a parent will select a learner, click on Edit button then on Save Learner button, you will be requested to update the details. To remove a learner, a parent will be asked to select the learner then click on Delete button.
Transferring Schools for CBC Learners
According to the exam body, a learner transferring to another school will have to provide the assessment number. If not available, the assessment number can be searched using the learner’s previous school code or school name.
At this stage, a learner will have to access the CBA portal through the KNEC website and follow the below procedures;
a) Login with the School Username and Password to select a Grade or Level
b) Click on the Register Learners button
c) Click on Add Learner from Another School (transfer) button
d) Key in the Assessment Number for the learner then click the Find button
e) Click on the Transfer button
A transfer request must be sent to the former school following the completion of the aforementioned requirements. The learners will be automatically transferred after the request is granted.
KNEC advised learners to get in touch with the Sub County Director of Education if they run into problems with the transfer process.
By rejecting a school of no choice, the government allowed parents or students to have full control.
Additionally, there are steps here that need the learner to still go to the CBA portal.
At this point, it is advisable to follow the first three steps, after which you will be prompted to accept or decline the transfer of the learner at the second-to-last stage.
It comes a month after KNEC Chief Executive Officer David Njegere announced candidates will undergo a School-Based Assessment (SBA) test in their domicile institutions this November which will be marked by their teachers.
The outcome of the evaluation will be uploaded to the portal after which learners will register for the national exam. The national test will be the first of its kind under the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
“Learners should be registered and assigned a number by KNEC. They should have undertaken School Based Assessment for the intermediate level and outcomes of at least one SBA uploaded on to the KNEC portal,” Njegere’s statement read in part.
Over 1.25 million students are set to sit for the exam necessary for transitioning to Junior Secondary School under the new system
To check registration status, headteachers, parents and candidates can send an SMS to 20076 using the format (Exam) (Index Number).