The Ministry of Education will announce the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations results of candidates who sat for the exams in March. This announcement comes approximately six months later than the usual announcement date that is normally in December.
Teachers completed the marking of the exam papers last week. Considering the significant disruption of the school calendar occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, the announcement of the results is a significant occasion for candidates and their families. Education stakeholders are also looking forward to the results.
George Magoha, the Education Cabinet Secretary, had promised that markers would consider the Covid-19 pandemic while marking the papers. He said this to reassure candidates who did not feel adequately prepared for the test.
“We all want to ensure that the grades our learners get are all merited. Additionally, we want to ensure that our academic qualifications are beyond reproach,” the CS said when candidates completed the examinations.
In a recent speech, Magoha had said that 10th May was the deadline for the release of KCSE results.
Speaking to the media on 7th May, Magoha said that the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) had received papers from markers. He also said that the council only needed a few days to process the results.
“We are going to the next step. It will require certain experts to do certain things. Therefore, there should be no rumours as to when the results of the exam will be ready. They will be ready when they are ready. The results will come out reasonably well as expected,” Magoha said at the time.