•Marking started immediately after the exam was concluded on April 16.
•It involved at least 27,284 examiners and was conducted in about 33 national schools distributed in the eight regions, formerly provinces.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has received results of the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations ahead of their release to the public.
The results were presented to the Head of State by Education CS Prof George Magoha at a briefing attended by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Early Learning and Basic Education PS Julius Jwan, and TSC CEO Nancy Macharia and her KNEC counterpart Mercy Karogo.
Uhuru congratulated the 2020 KCSE candidates for a great performance despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, and thanked the education sector stakeholders for the smooth administration of the examinations.
Announcement of the results will pave the way for admission to universities, colleges and technical institutions.
Knec data show that 752,933 candidates were registered to sit this year's KCSE exam in 10,437 centres.
Last week, the marking of the exam ended with some examiners staging protests over their dues.
Marking started immediately after the exam was concluded on April 16.
It involved at least 27,284 examiners and was conducted in about 33 national schools distributed in the eight regions, formerly provinces.
At the same event, Uhuru witnessed the swearing in of Prof Fatuma Chege as the Principal Secretary of the new State Department for Implementation of Curriculum Reforms within the Ministry of Education.
The Head of State expressed confidence in Chege's ability to steer the ongoing roll out of the new curriculum.
“You have been at the forefront in the development of this curriculum. You know what needs to be done," Uhuru tasked Prof Chege.