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KCSE results to be released next week, says ministry official

KCSE candidates from Coast Girls confirm if the papers are intact as KCSE kicked off countrywide, November 6, 2017. /JOHN CHESOLI
KCSE candidates from Coast Girls confirm if the papers are intact as KCSE kicked off countrywide, November 6, 2017. /JOHN CHESOLI

The education ministry may release the KCSE results next week, an official has said.

Examiners finished marking the tests this week and the Kenya National Examination Council is currently compiling the results.

Earlier, communication from the Knec indicated the exam results would be released before end of this month.

The marking of the exam started immediately after the conclusion of the tests on December 3.

It was being done in about 20 centres in Nairobi and its environs.

The source on Friday said that Education CS Fred Matiang'i is expected to present a brief of the results to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Monday.

"About 200,000 papers were yet to be marked when this week began. This was a small number that was completed before the end of week and the results sent to the Knec headquarters."

The announcement will come earlier than usual as promised by the CS to give way for admissions to universities.

Previously, the exam agency released the results in late January or early February of the following year.

This year, 615,773 candidates sat KCSE exam in 9,350 centres, being a five per cent increase from last year’s 577,253 candidates.

Of this, 1,404 were special needs students. The exam was conducted in what Matiang'i termed as 'military precision'.

Examiners were restricted from taking away answer scripts, marking schemes or any marking materials from the marking rooms or centres.

Those found violating the directive were to be dismissed and a report made for disciplinary action.