Shock as KNEC confirms that 133 KCPE candidates received incorrect marks in some subjects

The Kenya National Examination Council has confirmed that 133 KCPE candidates received incorrect marks in the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exam. CEO KNEC, David Njengere, announced this on Saturday 25th that the organization has been receiving appeals from a few impacted schools expressing dissatisfaction with their results as they were sent via the 40054 SMS code.

133 KCPE candidates SRC: @The Star
CEO KNEC, Dr. David Njengere

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“Knec has reviewed all the appeals and found that there were 133 candidates affected.”

133 KCPE candidates received low marks in some subjects, speaks Njengere

According to Njengere, candidates with poor grades in a few subjects—mostly English and Kiswahili—also sent inquiries to Knec. He went ahead to state that all 133 cases had been handled and that the results for the candidates who were impacted had been updated correctly.

The Knec head also disclosed that grades and marks in Kiswahili were entered into the Kenyan Sign Language section, and that results for certain candidates were not aligned.

He added that there have been instances where grades in Social Studies, Science, and Religious Education have been improperly truncated, lacking the expected plus (+) and minus (-) symbols.

He claimed that after Knec informed the SMS service provider, the text message error was fixed right away.

“The error affected only the SMS results due to configuration issues as the results in the KNEC portal are accurate,” Njengere stated.

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 The KNEC official also urged candidates to visit their schools and collect their official provisional result slips.

“Candidates have been advised to visit their schools and collect the official provisional results slips and raise any query for review of their results, if any, within the stipulated 30 days period,” Njengere said. 

Top candidate KCPE 2023

The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) released the KCPE 2023 results on Thursday 23rd, 2023, with Riara Springs Academy producing the top candidate.

Top candidate KCPE 2023, Michael Warutere SRC: @Pulse Kenya
Top candidate KCPE 2023, Michael Warutere SRC: @Pulse Kenya

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Michael Warutere emerged as the top candidate with 428 marks out of 500. This caught him by surprise as he never imagined he could top countrywide. During an interview, Warute revealed that he wishes to attend Mang’u High School and later become a software engineer.



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