Education Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiang’i has surprised Kenyan’s after announcing that the release of KCPE examinations will be today. The cabinet secretary has also announced that no cases of cheating were recorded in this year’s examinations. Matiang’i has said that students will recieve their results digitally.
While releasing the results CS Matiang’i said that form one students will report to their preferred secondary schools as from January 9th 2017. He said that admission letters will be sent out before 25th December 2016.
This is a clear break from tradition for the results which are usually released at the end of December. Matiang’i has been on a mission to change how national examinations in Kenya are conducted; this year’s KCPE and KCSE examinations were completed earlier than usual.
The results announcement will see a re-introduction of candidates and schools ranking, a practice that had been banned during the tenure of former Education CS Jacob Kaimenyi. A total of 952,445 pupils sat this years examination.
Kenyans have taken to the social media to praise the CS for the radical changes he has brought at the ministry. Most feel that the CS has totally done away with cheating and exam malpractices and instilled virtues of honesty and hard work.
KNUT Boss Wilson Sossion has also given praise to the CS for coming up with the best solutions to problems which were bedeviling the education sector.
“The earlier the results are released, the better so candidates can prepare themselves for the next step”, Sossion told members of the press earlier today.
All KCPE candidates are only required to send their index numbers to 22252 and receive their results via their mobile phones.