Thousands of students who sat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination could get their results today.
On Friday last week, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha gave today, May 10 2021, as the deadline for release of the results saying that the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) only needed a couple of days to process the papers received from the markers.
“We are going to the next step which will require certain experts to do certain things and, therefore, there should be no rumours as to when the exams results will be ready. They will be ready when they are ready. The results will come out reasonably well as expected,” Prof Magoha said while announcing the conclusion of the markin
The CS 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 KCSE exams were administered from March 26, 2021 to April 21 2021, with the marking starting immediately.
However, there were allegations that teachers who were marking the examinations at two centres staged a go-slow in the latter stages demanding an increase of their allowances.
Some 752,891 candidates registered for the KCSE exam, but thousands of them missed the tests.
The long closure of schools saw many students fail to go back to school with thousands of girls reported to have gotten pregnant, gave birth while others were married, cutting short their academic journeys.
Boys who dropped out were mostly said to have fallen into drug and substance abuse while others opted to engage in informal businesses like operating boda-bodas.