How Ministry concealed plan to release KCPE exam results
SEE ALSO :Four years to end of KCPEThe email presented notable deviations from the norm. Previously, national examinations were released at the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) offices at Caledonia. The Standard established that releasing the exam at the KNEC offices would have alerted the media on the highly classified information. At the KICD auditorium, only top Education ministry officials were at the main dais, alongside Interior and National Co-ordination Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery and his ICT counterpart Joe Mucheru. Unlike in the past, the main table was not crowded, with only KNEC council members, Director-General of Education Leah Rotich and the eight Ministry of Education regional directors. There was also no entertainment before speeches. Previously, the KNEC choir entertained visitors. The master of ceremonies has always been a KNEC official, but his time, PS Belio Kipsang presided over the ceremony.
SEE ALSO :KCPE 2018 out earlier than last year'sAnd during speeches, only Matiang'i, Mucheru and Magoha as well as Ms Macharia spoke. KNEC Chief Executive Officer Mercy Karogo did not speak. And for the first time, Form One selection will be completed before Christmas and candidates admitted to their new schools on the same day schools open. The speeches were laden with praises on teachers' role in the examination administration. Officials stressed enhancement of security during examinations.