A KCPE and KCSE certificate is an essential tool when it comes to admission to higher institutions and in the employment sector. It therefore becomes a concern when one of these certificates is lost. In this article we are going to give a comprehensive guide on how you can easily replace any of the two.
In the year 2009 the examination body KNEC, the Kenya National Examination Council implemented a law requiring all certificates that have been lost since 1981 to be replaced. However, one can only replace their certificates once.
Below is a guide on how you can replace a lost KNEC Certificate.
Filling in the replacement form- in order to do this, you need to log in to the KNEC website and get the certificate replacement form by downloading it. Fill the form accurately and keenly. You will also be required to add the following documents.
- Your result slip or a copy of the lost certificate.
- A letter of completion (you can get this from your former school.)
- A sworn affidavit
- Police abstract that shows the loss of the cert.
- Your birth certificate, identity card or your passport
- A deposit bank Slip for KNEC.
Fee payment-in order to process the replacement, you will have to pay a fee of five thousand (5000) Kenyan shillings plus 16% VAT, which brings a total of five thousand eight hundred (5800) ksh.
The money can be deposited in any of the following banks;
- Kenya commercial bank
- Equity bank
- Co-operative bank
- National bank of Kenya
NOTE: the bank slip is needed during application as payment proof.
Submission of the form-after completing the above steps, you need to submit the form in hardcopy. Make sure all the details are correct and seal them in an envelope. Visit any post office near you and send the envelope to the address given below.
Council secretary/chief executive
Kenya National Examination Council
Po Box 73598-00200
The waiting period for the processing and replacement is approximately 60 working days. ( Approx. 4months.) After the period you can collect the new certificate from any KNEC office near you.
During collection of the certificate, applicants are required to present to carry their national Identity Card that clearly shows a similar name to the one in the certificate. If the applicant is a minor parent (s) are required to accompany them carrying the minor’s birth certificate and their national Identity cards.
NOTE: An applicant is given a grace period of 2 years to collect the certificate. Failure to do this, the certificate gets disposed of.
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