Education CS George Magoha is set to release the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations results today.
The KCSE exams were done between period of March and April. Marking which was conducted in strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols was finished last week.
According to Nation Africa, the release of KCSE results today is an important event for both parents and students who had to wait for nearly a whole year to sit for their exams. The school calendar was greatly affected by the Covid-19 situation in the country.
Magoha promised both parents and students that grades will be awarded on merit.
“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.
On Friday, Magoha indicated the Ministry’s readiness to release the KCSE results by stating that the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) will only take a few days to process the final copy.
“We are going to the next step which will require certain experts to do certain things and, therefore, there should be no rumors as to when the exam results will be ready. They will be ready when they are ready. The results will come out reasonably well as expected,” Magoha stated.
Some 752,891 candidates registered for the KCSE exam, but thousands of them missed the tests.
The release of KCSE exams today may likely cause confusion Universities admission. Most Universities will be forced to speed up the academic calendar to allow another lot of first-years to join bearing in mind that the ones who were supposed to enroll last year September were affected by Covid-19.
Most institutions have started opening gates from today for the education marathon which will be marked with only short breaks to cover up for the time lost and normalize the school calendar.