Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has assured the nation in a press conference that the marking of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education process is going smoothly.
The CS said that the candidates will get to know how they performed on Wednesday.
He revealed that the test results would be available soon in an effort to eliminate the hiccups and prevent the cartel from changing the scores the candidates had scored.
“We are doing very well. We are about to complete the composition and insha and we will be able to give you the results by the end of this week or early next week,” said Prof. Magoha.
The release of KCPE result will depend on the availability of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The early release of the result will enable parents to start planning for their children, who are expected to enter Form I in the following period.
In a span of three days, 1.2 million candidates took the national exam at 28,248 exam centers across the country, under the supervision of 242,406 teachers appointed by the Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC).
In May, 2021 class Form One is expected to begin. The KCPE exam for 2021 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Eighty cases of malpractice have been reported so far in the first week of the ongoing KCSE, which has been dismissed by CS Magoha as mere attempt to cheat.
Experts have warned that if the cartel is not stopped immediately, this malpractice is likely to spread to many schools.
Failure to prevent malpractice by the in-charge of examination management may result in more cancellation of results, which means that students caught copying during the marking process will be affected the most.
Despite the stringent measures, these cartels appear to be smarter than the Ministry of Education when it comes to planning fraud. This is most likely also an opportunity for them to make quick money, which is unethical.
According to research, lack of preparation for exams, over-emphasis on grades, the belief that A’s directly leads to a successful career, and sometimes pressure from parents, school, and even peers are such factors. which lead to examination malpractice.