Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has announced that the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results will be released on May 10th, 2021.
Speaking on Wednesday during the last day of the examination.This announcement comes a few days after he released the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results.
In a press briefing, Magoha stated that marking would commence immediately after the last exam on Wednesday, April 21.
“We shall start transporting the exams anytime next week because this process is going to go on,” he stated.
He added that the Ministry was preparing to issue Covid-19 vaccinations to all teachers who will be involved in the marking exercise, especially those who are 58 years and above.
In addition, Magoha reiterated that students who were involved in examination malpractices would be forgiven, adding that they would still get their results.
“Those who used mobile devices would also receive the results but have some of the marks deducted,” added Magoha.
He noted that President Uhuru Kenyatta had instructed that authorities should be lenient to the candidates due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic that disrupted the school calendar.
The CS, however, noted that invigilators and security officers who facilitated the malpractices would be punished.
“If the paper was open in Kakamega High School and sent half an hour before the time, we will look for the policeman and he will tell us where he was. We shall also look for the centre manager who will also tell us where he was,” he stated.
Magoha’s remarks came just a day after he released the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results.
He noted that the overall performance in 2020 improved compared to that of 2019.
1,179,182 million candidates sat the KCPE exam between March 22 and March 24, 2021. 590,450 of the candidates were boys representing (50.07%) while 588,742 were girls representing (49.93%).