By Digital Reporter
NAIROBI, KENYA: The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results will be released next Monday.
Kenya National Examination Council CEO Paul Wasanga said in a statement that Education Minister will release the results for the 811,930 candidates on January 28 at Mitihani House in Nairobi.
This is after the release of the results was postponed from December.
Wasanga said the results will be available on KNEC website immediately after they are release by the minister.
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“The results can also be received by sending a message to 5052 immediately after release,” he added.
He advised parents and pupils to check the results for any anomaly such as incorrect candidate’s name, school name and code as well as wrong subject grade and report to Knec within a month.
He said candidates whose results were cancelled because of exam irregularities will be informed through their teachers.
KCPE results were initially released after Christmas but Knec postponed the exercise last December.
The move caused mixed reactions among stakeholders with Wasanga himself warning that postponing examinations would mean Form One candidates might miss learning in the entire first term.
Kenya National Union of Teachers chairman Wilson Sossion said it was a mistake to have pushed the dates and accused the Ministry of Education and Knec of not holding wide consultations with the union before making the changes.
Kenya National Association of Parents Secretary General Musau Ndunda said the postponement of the release of the results was a big challenge to the parents of the candidates.
He said children staying out of the school for two months would lead to them engaging in crimes, drugs and other vices that could be hard to address.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers deputy Secretary General Moses Nthurima said elections would interfere with school programmes if the results were released late in January, saying the polls would also coincide with the admissions of the new students in secondary schools.