Education Cabinet Secretary Prof Magoha has announced that the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination marking has begun under tight security and will be completed in two weeks.
This means that the results of the 800,000 or so KCSE candidates may be available before the end of the month.
Candidates will then begin enrolling in universities in June this year.
University Education and Research Principal Secretary Simon Nabukwesi stated that the government will ensure that the exams are graded as soon as possible in order to facilitate university placements.
“We have already engaged the teachers who will be marking the exams and asked them to report to marking centres. The preparations are ongoing well and we urge the teachers to be just to our candidates,” said Nabukwesi who spoke in Kaptembwo, Nakuru West sub-county, on Thursday when he supervised the distribution of examination materials.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) will begin placing candidates in institutions as soon as the KCSE results are released.
” There will be no waste of time. Candidates will be picked to join universities in early June. Those joining colleges and vocational institutes will do so in September.” He added.
He advised candidates that completion of secondary education marks the start of a new journey but secondary school is not the pinnacle of education.
Please pursue higher education to secure your future and better contribute to nation-building,” said the PS.
The exam, which ended three weeks ago on Friday, recorded 50 cases of exam malpractice.
CS Education Prof. George Magoha has stated that those who engaged in exam malpractice will face severe consequences.
Over 800,000 candidates in the 10,413 examination centers completed the examination task after three weeks of a rigorous examination timetable.
Exam script marking is expected to begin on Monday.
Despite the fact that the CS claims there was no exam leakage, there were 50 documented cases of malpractice, including early exposure and the sneaking of mobile phones.
Magoha has warned that the perpetrators of the aforementioned malpractices will face severe consequences.
Magoha thanked the multi-agency team that oversaw the examination’s success.