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THE 2021 DIPLOMA IN SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION (SNE) PART I & II  EXAMINATIONS TIMETABLE & INSTRUCTIONS

1.0 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

1.1 The time allowed for each paper is indicated against the name of the paper and NO EXTRA TIME IS TO BE ALLOWED.

In case of any discrepancy, the time stated on the question paper must be taken as correct. Candidates with Visual Impairment will NOT be given extra time other than what is stated on their respective papers.

Any time allocated to reading through questions, studying maps etc, is included in the total time shown, except when special paper instructions indicate otherwise.

1.2 IMPORTANT NOTICE

1.2.1 Your attention is drawn to the regulations governing the conduct of examination on the back page.

1.2.2 Supervisors and invigilators MUST ensure that candidates have written their names and index numbers on their answer scripts before they take the scripts from the candidates.

1.2.3 Trainers should ensure that the candidates take note of the instructions given at the back and are aware of the penalties for irregularities or misconduct.

2.0 EXAMINATION PERIOD AND DATES

2.1 PART I (INTERDISCIPLINARY)

  ITEM     DAY/DATE     PERIOD     ITEM     SPECIALIZATION     PAPER CODE     PAPER/SUBJECT     DURATION  
                               
                    NO                          
2.1.1     Monday                                    
      12/07/2021                 REHEARSAL DAY            
                                           
                               
2.1.2     Tuesday   8.30 am – 1.     Interdisciplinary 9101/101     Introduction to SNE   3 hours
      13/07/2021     11.30 am                              
                                           
                               
2.1.3     Wednesday   8.30 am – 2.     Interdisciplinary 9101/102     Psychology   3 hours
      14/07/2021     11.30 am                              
                                           
                               
2.1.4     Thursday   8.30 am – 3.     Interdisciplinary 9101/103     Curriculum Issues   3 hours
      15/07/2021     11.30 am                     in SNE      
                                           
                               
2.1.5     Friday   8.30 am – 4.     Interdisciplinary 9101/104     Research and   3 hours
      16/07/2021     11.30 am                     Rehabilitation      
                                           
                                               

 

2.2     PART II (AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION)                  
                                               
  ITEM     DAY/DATE     PERIOD     ITEM     SPECIALIZATION     PAPER     PAPER/SUBJECT     DURATION  
                    NO           CODE              
2.2.1   Monday               REHEARSAL DAY            
      12/07/2021                            
                                           
2.2.2   Tuesday       1.     Deafblind (DB)   9103/204/B       15  
                                      minutes
              4 days 2.     Hearing Impairment (HI)   9108/204/B   KSL-Expressive Skills  
      13/07/2021                           per
          3.     Inclusive Education (IE)   9110/204/B        
      to                           (Practical)   candidate
            4.     Communication Disorders   9111/204/B    
      Friday                        
                    (CD)                  
      16/07/2021                                  
                                           
2.2.3   Monday       5.     Autism (AT) 9102/201     Introduction to Autism   3 hours
                                   
      19/07/2021     8.30 am – 6.     Deafblind (DB)   9103/204A   Kenyan Sign Language(KSL)   3 hours
              7.     Physical Disabilities (PD) 9104/201     Introduction to  PD   3 hours
              11.30 am          
                                           
                                     
                  8.     Emotional and Behavioral 9105/201     Introduction to EBD   3 hours
                          Difficulties (EBD)                  
                  9.     Visual Impairment (VI) 9106/201     Introduction to VI   3 hours
                                     
                  10.     Mentally Handicapped 9107/201     Introduction to  MH   3 hours
                          (MH)                  
                  11.     Hearing Impairment (HI) 9108/201     Education of learners with HI   3 hours
                  12.     Gifted and Talented (G&T) 9109/201     Introduction to G&T children   3 hours
                  13.     Inclusive Education (IE) 9110/201     SNE in Inclusive Settings   3 hours
                                     
                  14.     Communication Disorders 9111/201     Aspects of Communication   3 hours
                          (CD)         Difficulties      
                  15.     Learning Disabilities (LD) 9112/201     Introduction to LD   3 hours
                                     
                  16.     Early Childhood, Care, 9113/201     Teaching Approaches,   3 hours
                          Development and         Resources & Transition in      
                          Education (ECCDE)         ECCDE      
                  17.     Assessment 9114/201     Foundations of Assessment   3 hours
                               
2.2.4   Tuesday       18.     Autism (AT) 9102/202     Assessment and Intervention   3 hours
              8.30 am – 19.     Deafblind (DB) 9103/201     Introduction to Deafblind   3 hours
      20/07/2021                                  
          20.     Physical Disabilities (PD) 9104/202     Assessment and   3 hours
              11.30 am          
                                  Methodology      
                                           
                  21.     Emotional and Behavioral 9105/202     Psycho-Disorder   3 hours
                          Difficulties (EBD)         Management      
                  22.     Visual Impairment (VI) 9106/203     English and Maths Braille   3 hours
                  23.     Mentally Handicapped 9107/202     Physical and Perceptual   3 hours
                          (MH)         Training      
                  24.     Hearing Impairment (HI) 9108/202     Assessment and Training   3 hours
                                      Learners  With H.I.      
                  25.     Gifted and Talented (G&T) 9109/204     Braille and Sign language   3 hours
                  26.     Inclusive Education (IE) 9110/203     English and Maths Braille   3 hours
                                     
                  27.     Communication Disorders 9111/202     Teaching and Remediation in   3 hours
                          (CD)         Communication Difficulties      
                  28.     Learning Disabilities (LD) 9112/202     Implications & Placement   3 hours
                                     
                  29.     Early Childhood, Care, 9113/204     Braille and Sign Language   3 hours
                          Development and                  
                          Education (ECCDE)                  
                  30.     Assessment 9114/202     Neuro–muscular systems   3 hours
                                               

 

  ITEM     DAY/DATE     PERIOD     ITEM     SPECIALIZATION     PAPER     PAPER/SUBJECT     DURATION  
                               
                    NO           CODE              
2.2.5   Wednesday       31.     Autism(AT) 9102/203     Curriculum Training Areas   3 hours
                                     
      21/07/2021     8.30 am – 32.     Deafblind (DB) 9103/202     Functional Skills Training for   3 hours
                              DB      
              11.30 am                          
              33.     Physical Disabilities 9104/203     Adaptation and Rehabilitation   3 hours
                           
                          (PD)                  
                  34.     Emotional and Behavioral 9105/203     Care of Vulnerable Children   3 hours
                          Difficulties (EBD)                  
                  35.     Visual Impairment (VI) 9106/202     Functional Skills Training VI   3 hours
                                     
                  36.     Mentally Handicapped 9107/203     Assessment, Communication   3 hours
                          (MH)         and ADL      
                  37.     Hearing Impairment (HI)   9108/204A   Kenyan Sign Language   3 hours
                                     
                  38.     Gifted and Talented (G&T) 9109/203     G&T Implication on Education   3 hours
                  39.     Inclusive Education (IE)   9110/204A   Kenyan Sign Language   3 hours
                                     
                  40.     Communication Disorders   9111/204A   Kenyan Sign language (KSL)   3 hours
                          (CD)                  
                  41.     Learning Disabilities (LD) 9112/203     Basic Academic Skills   3 hours
                                     
                  42.     Early Childhood, Care, 9113/203     Curriculum Activities   3 hours
                          Development and                  
                          Education (ECCDE)                  
                  43.     Assessment 9114/203     Assessment of Sensory   3 hours
                                      Organs      
2.2.6   Thursday       44.     Autism (AT) 9102/204     Management of Autism   3 hours
                                     
      22/07/2021     8.30 am – 45.     Deafblind (DB) 9103/203     English Braille   3 hours
                                       
              11.30 am 46.     Physical Disabilities (PD) 9104/204     Anatomy & Motor Deviations   3 hours
                  47.     Emotional and Behavioral 9105/204     Management Strategies of   3 hours
                          Difficulties (EBD)         EBD      
                  48.     Visual Impairment (VI) 9106/204     Kiswahili and Music Braille   3 hours
                                     
                  49.     Mentally Handicapped 9107/204     Intervention Strategies   3 hours
                          (MH)                  
                  50.     Hearing Impairment (HI) 9108/203     Methods of Teaching   3 hours
                                      Learners with H.I.      
                  51.     Gifted and Talented (G&T) 9109/202     Assessment of G&T Learners   3 hours
                  52.     Inclusive Education (IE) 9110/202     Remediation of LD   3 hours
                  53.     Communication Disorders 9111/203     Assessment of   3 hours
                          (CD)         Communication Difficulties      
                  54.     Learning Disabilities (LD) 9112/204     Assessment & Intervention   3 hours
                                     
                  55.     Early Childhood, Care, 9113/202     Care and Management of   3 hours
                          Development and         (ECCDE) Programmes.      
                          Education (ECCDE)                  
                  56.     Assessment 9114/204     Assessment of Intellectual   3 hours
                                      Diversities.      

 

3.0 INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES TO SUPERVISORS, INVIGILATORS, TRAINERS AND CANDIDATES

3.1  Trainers are advised to ensure that the candidates read these instructions and guidelines carefully and adhere to them. The candidates should be made aware of the penalties for examination irregularities or misconduct.

3.2  GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

3.2.1 Be at your seat in the Examination Room ten minutes before the time fixed for the examination in the various papers. All sessions should start at 8.30 a.m except for KSL practicals which are scheduled to begin at 9.00 a.m.

3.2.2 A candidate who arrives late will be required to give a satisfactory reason to the Supervisor. Only in exceptional circumstances will a paper be given to any candidate who is more than half an hour late. Absolute punctuality is essential for all papers.

3.2.3  Check the question paper you have been given to confirm that it is the paper you registered for.

3.2.4 If an examination paper for which you are not registered is handed to you, or if the questions indicate that a map or other material should also have been provided, inform the Supervisor at once.

3.2.5  Attend carefully to any general instructions that may be given on the first page of a paper, e.g. instructions limiting the number of questions that should be answered.

3.2.6  Check to ensure that each page of your question paper is printed.

3.2.7  Write your name and your index number on the answer booklet.

3.2.8  Write on both sides of the paper, but do not use the margins.  Begin the answer to each separate part of a question on a fresh line.

3.2.9 Write the number of the question clearly in the left-hand margin at the beginning of each answer. Do not copy the question. Be careful to use the same system of numbering as appears in the question paper. Leave a blank line after the answer to each question.

3.2.10 Write your answer in black or blue ink. You may use fountain pen or ball point pen. Pencils should only be used for diagrams. Bring mathematical and drawing instruments for subjects for which they will be needed.

3.2.11 Read each question carefully. A lot of time may be wasted in writing down information that is not asked for and no marks are given for it.

3.2.12 Do not spend too much time on one or two questions, leave yourself adequate time to answer other questions.

3.2.13 As soon as notice is given to stop, make sure your index number is written on the booklet and then hand it over to the supervisor/invigilator.

3.2.14  Withdrawal from the examination should have been notified to the KNEC in writing before the examination begins.

3.3 CAUTION TO THE CANDIDATES

3.3.1 You are not allowed to leave the examination room before the end of the period allocated to the paper except with special permission from the Supervisor.

NO CANDIDATE SO PERMITTED TO LEAVE MAY TAKE A QUESTION PAPER OR ANSWER BOOKLET OUT OF THE EXAMINATION ROOM.

3.3.2 Do not leave a sheet of paper you have written on or your answers in such a position that another candidate can read them. You should not give or obtain unfair assistance, or attempt to do so, whether by copying or in any other way, and your work should not show proof of such unfair assistance.

3.3.3 No communication whatsoever in whatever manner between candidates or with outsiders is allowed during the examination.

3.3.4  You are not allowed to have in your possession or in your proximity while in the examination room, any book, notes, papers or any other materials whatsoever except the correct question papers and any materials expressly authorized by the Kenya National Examinations Council.

3.3.5 You may only use mathematical tables printed by the Kenya National Examinations Council, and these should not contain any additional notes except the printed information. If you are using a calculator as permitted by the Regulations, it should be the specified non programmable calculator. If in doubt, check with the Supervisor.

3.3.6 You must return immediately to the Supervisor any question paper that has smudges or has errors or is badly printed.

3.3.7 You must not take any used or unused writing paper out of the examination room. Any rough work must be done on the official answer booklet and, if not to be submitted with the answers, must be left on the desk to be collected by the Supervisor and destroyed.

3.3.8 Any misconduct or causing of disturbance in or near the examination room will be treated as an examination irregularity.

3.3.9  Cell phones or any other electronic communication device are prohibited in examination centres. Any candidate caught in possession of a cell phone/any other electronic device will have his/her results cancelled.

3.4 PENALTY FOR EXAMINATION IRREGULARITIES

3.4.1 The KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012 Offences and Penalties stated in Sections 27 to 40 for cases of examination irregularities will apply. Some of the highlights in these Sections state that:

3.4.1.1 A candidate who commits an examination irregularity in any paper will have the results for the WHOLE SUBJECT cancelled. Such a candidate will not be entitled to a result and will be awarded result “Y” overall.

3.4.1.2 If there is evidence of wide-spread irregularities in any examination centre, the examination results for the whole centre will be cancelled.

3.4.1.3   Any person who:-

  1. gains access to examination material and knowingly reveals the contents, whether orally or in writing, to an unauthorized party, whether a candidate or not, will be in violation of Section 27 of the Act and the penalty will be imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both;
  2. willfully and maliciously damages examination material will be in violation of Section 30 of the Act and the penalty will be imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or a fine not exceeding five million shillings or both;
  3. is not registered to take a KNEC examination but, with intent to impersonate, presents or attempts to present himself to take the part of an enrolled candidate will be in violation of Section 31 of the Act, and shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both and shall be prohibited from taking an examination conducted by or on behalf of the Council for a period of three years.

3.4.2  Please ensure that you do not commit any examination irregularity to avoid having your results cancelled.

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