Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has revealed that students who sat for the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams can expect their results as early as Wednesday, March 23.
Professor Magoha said after commissioning a new CBC classroom at Kayole South Secondary School that marking most of the answer sheets from the exams that ended last week was nearing completion.
“So we are still working with some time next week, anytime between Wednesday and Saturday depending on the President’s availability, we should be able to tell our children how they have performed,” he stated.
According to the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), 1,225,693 candidates sat for the three-day exam period, a 2.86 percent increase from the KCPE candidate population registered for the national test last year.
This will be the second year that KCPE results will be released within two weeks of the exam’s administration.
Prof. Magoha stated that the results are being released early in order for parents to begin planning how they will send their children to Form One the following term.
On October 29, 2019, students from Nairobi Primary School sit for their exams as the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations begin in Nairobi. (Photo courtesy of SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)
At the start of the school year, students from Nairobi Primary School take their exams.