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How to register for KCSE as a private candidate

How to register for KCSE as a private candidate

Life happens. And maybe for reasons beyond your control, you did not seat for the secondary school exam K.C.S.E. You can still register and sit for the KCSE, as a private candidate. .

How to register for KCSE as a private candidate. Kenya National Examination Council has made it possible for those who missed their chances of sitting for KCSE, to do so. So if you are interested and meet the requirements, you are required to register as a private candidate in recognized educational institution.

Being a private candidate means that you will not be attending classes or even wearing those uniforms.

Before registration, you must meet the KNEC entry requirements. They include the following;

  1. Must have a KCPE certificate
  2. A birth certificate
  • Two passport-sized photos
  1. More than three years since you last sat for KCSE
  2. For repeaters, not more than two years since your last KNEC examination.
  3. Produce a school leaving certificate from the previous school you attended
  • Sat and passed a test administered by KNEC
  • Produce a letter of confirmation from the head teacher of the school/center you will be taking the KNEC examination

As a private KCSE candidate, you are expected to register for a minimum of seven and maximum of nine Kenya National Examination Council papers.

The number of papers you will register will determine the amount of examination fee to be paid by you. Seven papers attract Kshs. 3,200 and nine papers will cost Kshs. 3,600.

How to register

To register as a private KCSE candidate, you are required to visit the official KNEC website and download a registration form, fill it fully and submit to KNEC recognized centers.

Visit the website here https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/

Where to submit your dully filled registration form

Kenya National Examination Council has made it easier for you to have that coveted second chance of sitting for KCSE as a private candidate. They have provided registered and recognized centers where you can make your registration.

You can visit District Education Offices next to you in March of every year and make your registration as a private KCSE candidate. The registration timeline is solely set by KNEC; from 1st March to 30th March of every year.

You will not be accepted as a KCSE private candidate if you will not meet the above entry requirements, even if you have paid the registration fees

52 thoughts on “How to register for KCSE as a private candidate

  • Kolping Ouma Ochieng

    I would like to sit for my Kcse exams as a regular private candidate but so unfortunately I lost my original kcpe certificate,what can I do please .am Kolping Ouma
    From siaya

    Reply
  • Kindly let me know can one change subjects if your to resit K.C.S.E exam.Andis it possible to resit it if i satfor the first one in 2008.
    Do you have other centersin Nairobi or it’s just at Ngongo road.

    Reply
  • Stanley kamau Wariuki

    am willing to regester

    Reply
    • Kennedy mutuku mwangangi

      Am Kennedy mutuku mwangangi from murang’a ana am willing to register kcse as a private cardindate

      Reply
    • I would like to register I did my kcse in the year 2000

      Reply
  • Jerusa Anyango

    hi I never went to high school I only did kcpe 2013 I have always wanted to continue learning ,,isn’t possible to continue for a part time classes please

    Reply
  • Egglah Nyasiri

    I did not do my kcse exam. Left school in 2015 and have a very tight work schedule? Can I get some help please.

    Reply
    • Focus Learning Centre

      Hello Egla. It is very much possible to sit for your exams in 2019. Call us on 0724226853 for more directions.

      Thank you

      Reply
  • Daniel wekesa simiyu

    I did my kcse on 2010 can i resit for it again?

    Reply
    • Focus Learning Centre

      hello Dennis. It’s very much possible. Call us on 0724226853

      Reply
  • Samira Faraj

    Hello, am Samira Faraj. I finished my o level in 2003 at portreitz academy secondary school. But unfortunately they closed the school and no clues on how to locate them. I have made a solution to join private candidate in kcse, is it possible?

    Reply
    • FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE

      Yes Samira. It’s very much possible. Call us on 0724226853 for further information.

      Thank you

      Reply
  • I did my kcse at 2017 but I didn’t get a good grade. I wanna repeat as a private candidate hope I can get the help cause I want a grade to enter medical school.

    Reply
    • Mathews Schleiden

      We offer adults education at Achievers Adult Education center at Komarock sector one off spine road Asisi building,,, we offer all KCSE subjects and registration for private canditades

      Reply
      • Mathews Schleiden

        We offer adults education at Achievers Adult Education center at Komarock sector one off spine road Asisi building,,, we offer all KCSE subjects and registration for private canditades
        Contacts 0799992561

        Reply
    • FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE

      AT FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE,

      Enroll with the best Academic Centre for amazing results. Focus Learning Centre continues to set pace in learning.
      We’re located in Buru Buru at the serene East Assemblies. Our programs include the following:
      1. Day-time tutorials
      2. Evening Tutorials
      3. Morning tutorials
      4. Weekend tutorials
      WE HOLD SCIENCE PRACTICALS ON SATURDAYS IN OUR MODERN AND WELL-EQUIPPED LABS

      1. ARE YOU SUSPENDED/EXPELLED FROM YOUR FORMER SCHOOL?
      2. DO YOU NEED CAREER GUIDANCE?
      3. YOU NEED CLASSES TAILORED TO MEET YOUR SCHEDULE?
      4. PRIVATE TUTORING?
      Visit Focus Learning Centre for such services.
      ????0724226853 OR 0737503290

      Reply
  • Catherine G wanjiru

    Hi , I would like to do kcse my result were cancelled 2017can it be possible

    Reply
    • Catherine G wanjiru

      Not 2017mean 2007

      Reply
      • FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE

        It’s very much possible, Catherine. Call us on 0724226853 urgently because the deadline is nearing.

        Warm regards

        Reply
    • Mathews Schleiden

      We offer adults education at Achievers Adult Education center at Komarock sector one off spine road Asisi building,,, we offer all KCSE subjects and registration for private canditades

      Reply
    • Mathews Schleiden

      We offer adults education at Achievers Adult Education center at Komarock sector one off spine road Asisi building,,, we offer all KCSE subjects and registration for private canditades
      Contacts 0799992561

      Reply
  • Good work.Please email me about charges

    Reply
    • Mathews Schleiden

      We offer adults education at Achievers Adult Education center at Komarock sector one off spine road Asisi building,,, we offer all KCSE subjects and registration for private canditades
      Contacts 0799992561

      Reply
  • Focus Learning Centre

    AT FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE,

    Enroll with the best Academic Centre for amazing results. Focus Learning Centre continues to set pace in learning.
    We’re located in Buru Buru at the serene East Assemblies. Our programs include the following:
    1. Day-time tutorials
    2. Evening Tutorials
    3. Morning tutorials
    4. Weekend tutorials
    WE HOLD SCIENCE PRACTICALS ON SATURDAYS IN OUR MODERN AND WELL-EQUIPPED LABS

    1. ARE YOU SUSPENDED/EXPELLED FROM YOUR FORMER SCHOOL?
    2. DO YOU NEED CAREER GUIDANCE?
    3. YOU NEED CLASSES TAILORED TO MEET YOUR SCHEDULE?
    4. PRIVATE TUTORING?
    Visit Focus Learning Centre for such services.
    ????0724226853 OR 0737503290

    Reply
    • Rhoda musyimi

      Pls how can i study from thika town,i want to register as a kcse private candidate

      Reply
      • FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE

        We have our online classes. You can call us on 0724226853 for more information

        Reply
  • Focus Learning Centre

    AT FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE,

    Enroll with the best Academic Centre for amazing results. Focus Learning Centre continues to set pace in learning.
    We’re located in Buru Buru at the serene East Assemblies. Our programs include the following:
    1. Day-time tutorials
    2. Evening Tutorials
    3. Morning tutorials
    4. Weekend tutorials
    WE HOLD SCIENCE PRACTICALS ON SATURDAYS IN OUR MODERN AND WELL-EQUIPPED LABS

    1. ARE YOU SUSPENDED/EXPELLED FROM YOUR FORMER SCHOOL?
    2. DO YOU NEED CAREER GUIDANCE?
    3. YOU NEED CLASSES TAILORED TO MEET YOUR SCHEDULE?
    4. PRIVATE TUTORING?
    Visit Focus Learning Centre for such services.
    ????0724226853 OR 0737503290

    Reply
  • Focus Learning Centre

    WHY YOU NEED TO ENROL WITH US AT FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE

    We handle the following cases:
    1. Under-performing students who might need extra classes or personal attention
    2. People with tight schedule but want to learn in the evenings and Saturdays
    3. Students who have dropped out of school due to personal reasons
    4. Suspended students who’d like to continue with their studies as they wait for response from their respective schools.
    5. Students who have been expelled. In this case, the students will be assigned to our team of professional counselors

    We also have boarding facilities. Although students don’t come with uniforms, we encourage them to be smartly dressed.

    Call us on ???? 0724226853 OR 0737503290 or visit our Facebook page: Focus Learning Centre for an online chat 24/7.
    Also, you can visit our centre in Buru Buru, Nairobi at the serene East Assemblies

    Reply
    • Caroline

      when is the deadline for registering private candidates and how much will it cost?

      Reply
  • Why you need to enroll for tuition with us?
    Our ongoing support i.e. evening after school, weekends and holidays act as follow up.
    Our tuition programs continue to give hope to students in general in the sense that however weak their grades are they can still be helped.
    We are the only private candidates centre with an integrated online learning mechanism to accommodate those that may not physically make it to our institution due to Geographical constraints or work related barriers thus giving us a competitive advantage.
    The programs offer personalize private attention to learners of different abilities and ensuring that they have been given maximum exposure on their areas of weakness.
    The programs not only focus on what the learner is currently doing in class/school, but also evaluation of the previous terms/classes.
    Our team of teachers are qualified, experienced, resilient, zealous, relentless and above all visionary.
    Our tutorial hubs act as transitional centres for learners who are either weak or coming from foreign countries especially Europe and the States. These transitional centres have really made us different from our competitors thus giving us a competitive advantage!!!!!

    Reply
    • Catherine G wanjiru

      Wawoo that wonders, my kcse was cancelled 2017can I be registered again for me 2join u guys

      Reply
    • Eunice Adhiambo

      I would like to enroll as a candidate please assisti finished highschool 2014 but didn’t attained expected grade

      Reply
    • Rose Abigail

      Hi am rose from bondo….I would like to study online and register with you how can you help

      Reply
  • Focus Learning Centre

    WHY YOU NEED TO ENROL WITH US AT FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE

    We handle the following cases:
    1. Under-performing students who might need extra classes or personal attention
    2. People with tight schedule but want to learn in the evenings and Saturdays
    3. Students who have dropped out of school due to personal reasons
    4. Suspended students who’d like to continue with their studies as they wait for response from their respective schools.
    5. Students who have been expelled. In this case, the students will be assigned to our team of professional counselors

    We also have boarding facilities. Although students don’t come with uniforms, we encourage them to be smartly dressed.

    Call us on ???? 0724226853 OR 0737503290 or visit our Facebook page: Focus Learning Centre for an online chat 24/7.
    Also, you can visit our centre in Buru Buru, Nairobi at the serene East Assemblies

    Reply
  • Focus Learning Centre

    Enroll with the best Academic Centre for amazing results. Focus Learning Centre continues to set pace in learning.
    We’re located in Buru Buru at the serene East Assemblies. Our programs include the following:
    1. Day-time tutorials
    2. Evening Tutorials
    3. Morning tutorials
    4. Weekend tutorials
    WE HOLD SCIENCE PRACTICALS ON SATURDAYS IN OUR MODERN AND WELL-EQUIPPED LABS

    1. ARE YOU SUSPENDED/EXPELLED FROM YOUR FORMER SCHOOL?
    2. DO YOU NEED CAREER GUIDANCE?
    3. YOU NEED CLASSES TAILORED TO MEET YOUR SCHEDULE?
    4. PRIVATE TUTORING?
    Visit Focus Learning Centre for such services.
    ????0724226853 OR 0737503290

    Reply
  • Clevers School is a private candidates center dedicated to delivering quality education aligned with international education standards & the Kenyan curriculum….

    We are located along Jogoo road, within St.Stephen’s ACK Jogoo road, for more information call us on 0725449122

    Reply
  • Clevers School is a private candidates center dedicated to delivering quality education aligned with international education standards & the Kenyan curriculum.

    We are located along Jogoo road, within St.Stephen’s ACK Jogoo road, for more information call us on 0725449122

    Reply
  • Focus Learning Centre

    Enroll with us now for amazing results. Focus Learning Centre continues to set pace in learning.
    We’re located in Buru Buru at the serene East Assemblies. Our programs include the following:
    1. Day-time tutorials
    2. Evening Tutorials
    3. Morning tutorials
    4. Weekend tutorials
    WE HOLD SCIENCE PRACTICALS ON SATURDAYS IN OUR MODERN AND WELL-EQUIPPED LABS

    1. ARE YOU SUSPENDED/EXPELLED FROM YOUR FORMER SCHOOL?
    2. DO YOU NEED CAREER GUIDANCE?
    3. YOU NEED CLASSES TAILORED TO MEET YOUR SCHEDULE?
    4. PRIVATE TUTORING?
    Visit Focus Learning Centre for such services.
    ????0724226853 OR 0737503290

    Reply
  • Why you need to enroll for tuition with us?
    Our ongoing support i.e. evening after school, weekends and holidays act as follow up.
    Our tuition programs continue to give hope to students in general in the sense that however weak their grades are they can still be helped.
    We are the only private candidates centre with an integrated online learning mechanism to accommodate those that may not physically make it to our institution due to Geographical constraints or work related barriers thus giving us a competitive advantage.
    The programs offer personalize private attention to learners of different abilities and ensuring that they have been given maximum exposure on their areas of weakness.
    The programs not only focus on what the learner is currently doing in class/school, but also evaluation of the previous terms/classes.
    Our team of teachers are qualified, experienced, resilient, zealous, relentless and above all visionary.
    Our tutorial hubs act as transitional centres for learners who are either weak or coming from foreign countries especially Europe and the States. These transitional centres have really made us different from our competitors thus giving us a competitive advantage.

    Reply
  • Clevers School is a private candidates center dedicated to delivering quality education aligned with international education standards & the Kenyan curriculum.

    We are located along Jogoo road, within St.Stephen’s ACK Jogoo road, for more information call us on 0725449122

    Reply
  • Ethiel mwandoe

    Hey just want to ask real need to do kcse exam kindly help me out

    Reply
    • FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE

      Hello Mr. Mwadoe.

      All you need are K.C.P.E, birth certificates/National ID and 2-passport size colored photos.

      You can visit FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE for registration.

      We handle the following cases:
      1. Under-performing students who might need extra classes or personal attention
      2. People with tight schedule but want to learn in the evenings and Saturdays
      3. Students who have dropped out of school due to personal reasons
      4. Suspended students who’d like to continue with their studies as they wait for response from their respective schools.
      5. Students who have been expelled. In this case, the students will be assigned to our team of professional counselors

      We also have boarding facilities. Although students don’t come with uniforms, we encourage them to be smartly dressed.

      Call us on ???? 0724226853 OR 0737503290 or visit our Facebook page: Focus Learning Centre for an online chat 24/7.
      Also, you can visit our centre in Buru Buru, Nairobi at the serene East Assemblies

      Reply
    • Mathews Schleiden

      ACHIEVERS ADULTS EDUCATION CENTRE,

      Enroll with the best Academic Centre for amazing results. Focus Learning Centre continues to set pace in learning.
      We’re located KOMAROCK SECTOR ONE OFF SPINE ROAD. Our programs include the following:
      1. Day-time tutorials
      2. Evening Tutorials
      3. Morning tutorials
      4. Weekend tutorials
      WE HOLD SCIENCE PRACTICALS ON SATURDAYS IN OUR MODERN AND WELL-EQUIPPED LABS

      1. ARE YOU SUSPENDED/EXPELLED FROM YOUR FORMER SCHOOL?
      2. DO YOU NEED CAREER GUIDANCE?
      3. YOU NEED CLASSES TAILORED TO MEET YOUR SCHEDULE?
      4. PRIVATE TUTORING?
      Visit ACHIEVERS ADULT EDUCATION CENTER for such services.
      ????0799992561

      Reply
  • FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE

    DID YOU KNOW THAT the government does not extend registration deadline nowadays? Don’t be locked out of registration and make informed decision of joining FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE. We’re located in Buru Buru, at the serene East Assemblies. We offer the following services:

    1. Day-time tutorials
    2. Evening Tutorials
    3. Morning tutorials
    4. Weekend tutorials
    WE HOLD SCIENCE PRACTICALS ON SATURDAYS IN OUR MODERN AND WELL-EQUIPPED LABS

    1. ARE YOU SUSPENDED/EXPELLED FROM YOUR FORMER SCHOOL?
    2. DO YOU NEED CAREER GUIDANCE?
    3. YOU NEED CLASSES TAILORED TO MEET YOUR SCHEDULE?
    4. PRIVATE TUTORING?
    Visit Focus Learning Centre for such services.
    ????0737503290 OR 0724226853

    DON’T BE A VICTIM OF LATE REGISTRATION. JOIN US FOR AMAZING RESULTS

    Reply
  • How to register with Clevers schools as a 2018 private Candidate:

    1. You can visit our website on http://www.cleversschools.com and select KCSE PRIVATE CANDIDATE and tender your application by filling in a form, Go to the section ‘APPLY NOW”
    2. Specify whether you are a regular, part-time or online student
    3. Choose your subjects, you can choose either alternative A or B
    4.
    If unable to make it to school physically, scan your documents, (i.e
    Birth cert/ID, KCPE CERT and 2 passport photos and send to
    [email protected]

    NOTE: Our school is located within ACK ST, Stephens Jogoo Rd

    For
    more information just call Felix 0725449122, or visit our website today
    .onwww.cleversschools.com, Email: [email protected]..

    Reply
  • FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE

    Thanks to parents and guardians for trusting in us as TEAMFOCUS. We have reached this far because of you people. As we summarize this year’s exam, we wish our students good results which we believe they’ll perform better than last year’s.
    For those who’d want to join us next year, our door is still open. We’re available all the weekdays and weekends. Kindly call us on 0724226853 or 0737503290 for more information.
    WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
    1. Day-time tutorials
    2. Evening Tutorials
    3. Morning tutorials
    4. Weekend tutorials
    WE HOLD SCIENCE PRACTICALS ON SATURDAYS IN OUR MODERN AND WELL-EQUIPPED LABS

    1. ARE YOU SUSPENDED/EXPELLED FROM YOUR FORMER SCHOOL?
    2. DO YOU NEED CAREER GUIDANCE?
    3. YOU NEED CLASSES TAILORED TO MEET YOUR SCHEDULE?
    4. PRIVATE TUTORING?
    Visit Focus Learning Centre for such services.
    ????0724226853 OR 0737503290

    Reply
    • I am in naivasha how can I get help

      Reply
      • FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE

        We have online classes. Call us on 0724226853 OR 0737503290 for more information.

        Regards
        Erick

        Reply
      • Mathews Schleiden

        ACHIEVERS ADULTS EDUCATION CENTRE,

        Enroll with the best Academic Centre for amazing results. Focus Learning Centre continues to set pace in learning.
        We’re located KOMAROCK SECTOR ONE OFF SPINE ROAD. Our programs include the following:
        1. Day-time tutorials
        2. Evening Tutorials
        3. Morning tutorials
        4. Weekend tutorials
        WE HOLD SCIENCE PRACTICALS ON SATURDAYS IN OUR MODERN AND WELL-EQUIPPED LABS

        1. ARE YOU SUSPENDED/EXPELLED FROM YOUR FORMER SCHOOL?
        2. DO YOU NEED CAREER GUIDANCE?
        3. YOU NEED CLASSES TAILORED TO MEET YOUR SCHEDULE?
        4. PRIVATE TUTORING?
        Visit ACHIEVERS ADULT EDUCATION CENTER for such services.
        ????0799992561

        Reply
  • FOCUS LEARNING CENTRE

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2017 K.C.S.E CANDIDATES
    We have made it again!
    2B, 1B-, 8C+, 3C, 10D+ 12D and 9D-

    Enroll with us now for amazing results. Focus Learning Centre continues to set pace in learning.
    We’re located in Buru Buru at the serene East Assemblies. Our programs include the following:
    1. Day-time tutorials
    2. Evening Tutorials
    3. Morning tutorials
    4. Weekend tutorials
    WE HOLD SCIENCE PRACTICALS ON SATURDAYS IN OUR MODERN AND WELL-EQUIPPED LABS

    1. ARE YOU SUSPENDED/EXPELLED FROM YOUR FORMER SCHOOL?
    2. DO YOU NEED CAREER GUIDANCE?
    3. YOU NEED CLASSES TAILORED TO MEET YOUR SCHEDULE?
    4. PRIVATE TUTORING?
    Visit Focus Learning Centre for such services.
    ????0724226853 OR 0737503290

    Reply

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