Education ministry set stage for KCPE exam results release this week

Written by on 19 December 2022

All is set for release of results for the 1.2 million Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination this week.

The 1.2 million Grade Six learners who sat the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will however know their results next month, since their grading will no longer be required for Junior Secondary School (JSS) placement as previously anticipated.

Education Cabinet Secretary, Ezekiel Machogu assured measures were put in place to ensure there was no cheating while the exams were written about two weeks ago.

“We will announce the KCPE exam results next week and there will not be any cases of cheating under the leadership of Machogu. KCPE grading is progressing well and the results will not be riddled with any irregularities,” Machogu who spoke from Kisii said.

The CS assured of an accountable process, free from any form of irregularities.

“We have put the necessary measures in place and I assure you there will be no cheating because this time, we have personal accountability at an individual level from the centre manager to the security personnel, supervisors and invigilators who will make sure there will be no cheating of any kind,” said Machogu.

The Government said KPSEA will not be used for placement in JSS, which have now been domiciled in existing primary schools.

Instead, the assessment will instead be used to monitor learning progress and provide feedback to education sector players on areas that require intervention.

The decision is in accordance with the interim report by the presidential working group on education reforms.

KCPE marking uses personalized Optical Marker Readers (OMR) to facilitate machine reading, where the answer sheets are personalised  to know which belongs to a specific candidate.

Only English Composition and Kiswahili Insha is marked manually.

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