Education Cabinet Secretary Fred 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-intruduction 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.
The candidates who sat the 2016 KCPE exams will join secondary school in the first month of 2017, a change from the usual February entry.
Matiang’i is expected to release results for the 2016 KCPE examination today at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. The ceremony will be held at 11.30am.
This is a clear break from tradition for the results which are usually released at the end of December.