KCPE results set to be released this week
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam results could be released this week after marking ended on Friday.
This comes amid complaints by teachers’ unions that examiners were subjected to strenuous workload in a bid to complete the exercise fast.
Save for Kiswahili Insha and English Composition, other tests that were in form of multiple choices were marked through Optical Mark Recognition (OMR).
Speaking when monitoring the completion KCPE exam administration on October 31, Education Cabinet secretary George Magoha said the results would be released before Christmas.
“Why do you want to keep the results when they are ready? Candidates should also be able to know what schools they are going to so that parents can have adequate time to prepare,” he said.
The government has in recent years been releasing results of national exams early compared to yesteryears.
The CS gave KCPE a clean bill of health, saying minimal irregularities were reported in an exercise that saw 1,088,986 candidates write their exam.
“None of the examination papers, even a single question, was leaked. All candidates were able to see contents of the exams at the start of each paper. You can therefore expect all the candidates will actually receive grades that belong to them,” said Magoha.