The results of the KCPE exams for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) for 2022 will be made public at any time starting today. It is currently time for preparations.
Prior to the results being made publicly available, the president of the country must first receive a briefing on them to ascertain the results.
President Ruto may return today despite being away from the country at the moment for work-related reasons.
This indicates that it’s most probable that the results will be made public tomorrow or on Wednesday.
According to Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, there would be no instances of exam fraud disclosed in the 1.2 million candidates’ results.
“We are announcing KCPE examination results and you will not hear any cases of cheating under the leadership of Machogu. The grading of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is progressing well and I can assure you, the results will not be riddled with any irregularities,” said Mr Machogu.
The CS informed parents and teachers that the exam results would be released with no doubtful issues.
“No one should peddle misinformation that in such and such place, there are problems. And there will be no problems at all. We will serve our people efficiently and effectively,” said Mr Machogu.
The candidates will start Form One on January 30, 2023, according to a circular from the Principal Secretary (PS) for Basic Education dated November 1, 2022.
The marking of the KCPE multiple-choice tests and the composition and insha essays is already complete.
The English Composition and Kiswahili Insha papers were the only ones that KCPE examiners marked, though.
The modern optical mark recognition (OMR) system was used to mark the multiple-choice exams in the subjects of mathematics, English, Kiswahili, science, and social studies.
An OMR device electronically scores the papers. Specialized scanning is used by the OMR to acquire marked data from candidates’ answer sheets.
The devices operate with a special scanning tool that projects a light beam onto the paper. Because marked regions of the paper reflect less light than the blank ones, they can be identified by the contrasting reflection at specified locations on the page.
Science received 0.82 in the standards for the KCPE examinations in 2021, while mathematics received 0.83.
This means that, for instance, if a candidate receives 40 ticks in mathematics, the maximum possible score is 40 multiplied by 2 multiplied by 0.83, which is 66%, and if the applicant receives 50 ticks, the maximum possible score is 83%, which is the highest grade.
The subjects with the highest scores in the standardized tests were mathematics (83%), science (82%), social studies (83%), and religion (89%), while Kiswahili (91%).
However, several examiners claim that the standardization of the November KCPE tests has changed, particularly for the science, mathematics, and English sections.