KCPE Results To Be Released in Two Weeks Time, Says CS Magoha

The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education Prof. George Magoha has said that the results for the Kenya certificate of primary education (KCPE) 2020 might be released within the next two weeks.

He hinted that the marking of multiple choices papers was complete and they are now marking English composition and Kiswahili Insha after which they shall compile, analyze and release the final results.

The professor said that they had planned to mark the examination papers and release the results two weeks after the completion of marking. He added that if any changes are made, he would communicate through his office.

Magoha was addressing journalists at Kisumu town where he witnessed the distribution of KCSE exam papers to various Schools.

Magoha said that the Covid-19 pandemic had challenged the Ministry of Education as some examiners were unable to report for the examination marking due to the current restriction of movements in the country.

The challenge was caused by the partial lockdown imposed in some counties and personal reasons where some teachers were afraid of contracting Covid-19 due to frequent traveling and interaction with other examiners.

However, the Cs noted that this has not affected their schedule and his Ministry had done enough to ensure the results are released on time.

He further noted that his office will continue monitoring the examinations across the country and deal ruthlessly with any cases of irregularities. This comes as cases of examination irregularities have been reported with exam papers circulating on social media.

“Today marks the third week of the examinations, and we are proceeding extremely well, considering all things. The examination has gone as per the schedule, except a few tricks that I warned about earlier,” said the professor.

On examinations integrity, he said that only 15 people and 15 phones had been confiscated adding that if the phones are found with examination content, then necessary disciplinary actions will be taken against the offenders.