Education permanent secretary Belio Kipsang has announced that candidates who took the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education (KPSEA) examinations will receive their results before the Christmas celebrations.
He said this on Wednesday when he was giving information about the national exam exercise, where the stakeholders involved in the exercise are being held. Kipsang emphasized that the marking exercise starts immediately and priority is given to ensure that the correction exercise is completed in a timely manner.
“Everything went well, I would like to thank our teachers first for the good work, our colleagues from TSC, the security teams, and all the other teams that have worked with us,” he said.
A total of 2.6 million candidates were taking the exams, secretary Kipsang emphasized that the ministry will ensure that no one will be left out during the transition to the next level of education.
About 1.4 million candidates took their KCPE exams and about 1.2 million took the KPSEA (Grade 6) exams.
“This year we had a small number of pregnant women, the empowerment we give to our parents is bearing fruit.
We are happy that we are reducing this menace of teenage pregnancies,” he said while evaluating the cases that were excluded during the 2023 examination cycle.
This year’s batch was the last to take the KCPE to pave the way for the full implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) in primary schools which will now see students take the KPSEA exams.