On Wednesday 1st, Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang announced that Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) papers will be marked and the results released before Christmas.
Speaking on the final day of the KCPE and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) transitional examinations, Kipsang stated that the results would also be released before Christmas but KCPE would be prioritized. He was briefed on the ongoing national examinations after which, he praised all examination administrators for overseeing a smooth process.
“Because of the work that is pending, our children have to report to school in January, we will have to prioritize KCPE,” noted Kipsang.
Education PS said that parents will also be appraised on the schools their children will be admitted to before Christmas festivities. Regardless of their results, all candidates would transition to their respective levels.
“As we move to secondary schools, we have slightly less than 11,000 centers, So in terms of deployment, it might be better than what we experienced in primary schools,” noted the PS.
Kipsang added that the government will pull out all stops to ensure that the exam papers are marked and released within the stipulated timeframe. During the marking, there will be two shifts to ensure that the process is smooth and goes according to plan.
Class eight and Grade six candidates started their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE, and the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment, KPSEA, examination on Monday 30th October.
Both exams ended on Wednesday, November 1. The examinations will for the second year be administered simultaneously with the new Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA).
KPSEA is the new primary exit examination under the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and is administered in Grade 6. At least 1,415,315 candidates sat for the KCPE exams while a total of 1,282,574 candidates sat for their KPSEA assessments.