Thousands of candidates who set for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams are waited in bated breath as the results are set to be released today.
According to a statement from the Ministry Education, Cabinet Secretary George Magoha is set to release results at Mitihani House on Dennis Pritt Road, Nairobi at 12.30pm.
The marking exercise was concluded on May 7, 2021 with Prof. Magoha thanking examiners and from the Education Ministry and Teachers Service Commission for “working tirelessly”.
The release is happening nearly six months later than the traditional announcement date of late December.
Marking of the national test, which is the first final secondary education examination to be conducted under the Covid-19 pandemic, was completed last week.
The months-long disruption to the school calendar last year makes the release of the results a significant occasion for candidates, their families and education policymakers.
CS Magoha promised that the examinations would be administered and marked “with a human face”, to assuage fears of learners who felt inadequately prepared to sit the test.
“We are all determined to ensure (that) grades awarded to our learners are all merited and that our academic qualifications are beyond reproach,” Prof Magoha said at the end of the examinations.
The CS has given today, May 10 2021, as the deadline for release of the results.
On Friday last week, he said that the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) only needed a couple of days to process the papers received from the markers.
He congratulated the 752,891 students who finally sat for their exams after months of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.