The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results will be released any time from now. The Education Cabinet Secretary CS Magoha will make the results public after meeting and handing over a copy of the results to the president.
A stakeholders meeting will be convened at Mtihani house for the official release of the results. 1,191,725 pupils in 28,467 schools sat for the KCPE exam. Sources at the Ministry of Education had indicated that the KCPE exam results could be released anytime this week.
This Sunday examiners will travel back to their respective counties is after they finished marking Insha and Composition papers which contribute forty percent in the final Kiswahili and English papers respectively.
Professor Magoha had announced that KCPE examination results will be out beginning this week. The CS is expected to speak about a possible leaked KCPE exam after downplaying claims of the leaked paper despite evidence showing that English, Science, and Social Studies papers were airlifted from some published textbooks.
The Distinction Educational Publishers distanced themselves from the examination scandal where the English test matched one of its papers which were published in February, just a month before the beginning of the KCPE exam.
The publishers stated that all they do is release tests that are used to analyze the students’ preparedness and they do not set the national examination.
“If KNEC used our content, then we don’t have any issue with them. Our books have been used for the past years,” a director at the company said.
Education CS is still adamant that no examination leakage has occurred in both KCPE and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
Magoha gave warning to private schools, suppliers, police officers, teachers, and students of exams cheating.
“This ministry will not take cheating lightly, and this is why we are sending a warning to all those planning to confuse our children or parents that the full force of the law will be used against those found culpable,” said Magoha.
However, some invigilators, supervisors, students, and principals have been arrested in various parts of the country for attempting to jeopardize the exams.