According to a statement made by the Cabinet Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu on Tuesday 21st, KCPE exam results will be released any time next week.
The CS stated that in order to give parents enough time to make their own arrangements, the government intends to implement Form 1 Placement during the Christmas season.
CS Machogu speaks more on KCPE exam results
Despite numerous reports of cheating in different parts of the nation that have resulted in the arrest of multiple exam administrators, the Cabinet Secretary maintained the validity of the national examinations for both the KCPE and KCSE.
According to CS Machogu, there had only been six instances of exam cheating in the KCPE exams that the government had documented.
“Even in those six cases, it is not that there was confusion, maybe a pupil being found with a paper that does not resonate with the exams,” Machogu noted.
CS Machogu went on to say that 46 instances of exam cheating in the KCSE this year had been reported to the government.
He also refuted the widespread and still-existing perception among Kenyans that exam cheating was rampant.
“So let us say that this time round, we are almost a hundred percent perfect, the results of the exam that will come out, it is the genuine marks that the child was able to get,” the CS noted.
According to the CS, the few instances of exam irregularities were as a result of strict measures the ministry had implemented, which included careful exam distribution and center managers’ well-informed paper collection.
In an effort to reduce cheating, the Ministry of Education launched a new formula that would allow center managers to select morning and afternoon papers independently, as the CS announced during this year’s National exams.
The CS also brought up the fact that the Ministry had expanded the number of marking centers in an effort to make classrooms more teacher-friendly and finish marking within the allotted time.
The Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exams, which were taken by 1.2 million candidates, concluded on November 1, 2023, were conducted concurrently with the KCPE exams, which started on October 30.
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