KCPE exam results to be released today

Results for the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam which was conducted last month will be released today in the afternoon.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha will unveil the results following a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta to brief him on the performance and handover a report on the examination.

About 1.2 million candidates sat the KCPE exam between March 22 and March 24, 2021.

Prof. Magoha has since assured the country of the integrity of the exams, noting that the ministry thwarted several instances of irregularities in various places.

Meanwhile, Form 4 candidates are set to conclude the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination on April 26.

Candidates who sat the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations will know their results this afternoon.

Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, will announce the results at 2pm at the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) headquarters in Nairobi after presenting them to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The results are eagerly awaited as the exams were written in unusual circumstances.

Before the exams started, Prof Magoha assured the nation that the administration and marking will be done “with a human face” taking into consideration the challenges many candidates went through last year.

Thousands of candidates, especially, in public schools went without instruction after schools were closed in March.

Some private schools, however, went on with teaching virtually. The radio and TV lessons offered by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development were also accessible to only a few.

The closure of the schools also negatively affected learners. Many were reported to have dropped out and missed the test altogether.

Many girls also got pregnant with some getting married while others wrote the examinations from maternity wards.

After the official announcement of the results, candidates will get their results by sending their index number to SMS code 20076. The charges will be Sh25 per text message.

The format of the message should be Index number/KCPE/Send to 20076

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