Official: CS Magoha Reveals The Exact Date When 2021 KCPE Result Will Be Released.
Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has said that the results of 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam will be released next week after the completion of the marking process.
According to Magoha, the 2021 KCPE result will be between Wednesday Saturday next week depending on the availability of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Before, any national examination is released to the public, the President must be informed first.
“We’re hoping next week, sometime between Wednesday and Saturday, depending on the President’s availability we will officially release the KCPE result. We need to be able to tell our kids how they’ve performed, and I think it’s good so that parents can start planning for them,” said Magoha.
According to the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), a total of 1,225,693 candidates appeared for the exam across the country.
“In terms of marking for KCPE, we have completed the work of marking the OMR, so the remaining four or five days will be marked for Kiswahili insha and English composition,” he said.
Marking of multiple choice questions was made easier with the acquisition of modern Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), which scores papers electronically.
The machines work with a dedicated scanning device that shines a beam of light onto the paper.
Contrast reflection at predetermined positions on a page is then used to locate marked areas because they reflect less light than blank areas of paper.
With OMR, scripts are marked in batches of 100 and 200 sheets as compared to the old system, which was flawed for taking too much time.
The OMR machines are said to have improved the accuracy while marking and minimizing human contact with the results of the candidates.
Once the result is declared the candidates will be placed in various secondary schools in a process supervised and conducted by the Ministry of Education.
According to the education ministry during the KCPE exam, despite several examination malpractice cases, not a single paper was leaked, threatening the integrity of the process.