Exam scripts for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will be marked starting today.
Prof George Magoha, the Education Cabinet Secretary, stated that KCSE marking will be done according under strict and precise rules to ensure exam integrity.
Prof Magoha stated that the activity will take place in 35 venues and will be completed in two weeks to allow candidates to enroll in colleges and technical schools.
According to University Education and Research Principal Secretary Simon Nabukwesi, KCSE candidates will begin enrolling in institutions as early as June this year.
Entry into vocational institutions, according to Mr Nabukwesi, would begin in September.
“The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) will start placing the candidates in the institutions immediately the KCSE results are released. There will be no waste of time. Candidates will be picked to join universities in early June,” said Mr Nabukwesi when he inspected exam distribution in Nakuru.
According to the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), 831,015 candidates registered in 10,413 centers for the KCSE exam in 2021.
Exam malpractice was recorded in numerous locations of the country during the administration of the written exam.
The CS, on the other hand, said that no exam papers were leaked and that the attempts to facilitate cheating were limited to certain examination officials photographing question papers after retrieving them from the containers.
Prof Magoha also allayed secondary school administrators’ fears over a rumored conspiracy by KNEC officials to ‘raise’ candidates’ grades after they were marked.
According to the CS, some officials are working with some principals to disclose students’ data so that they can ‘better’ their grades.