Prof. George Magoha, the Education Cabinet.Secretary, has urged parents to begin preparing their children for form one admission.
Magoha stated that the grading of the KCPE exams is virtually complete after checking the current KCSE tests earlier today in Vihiga county.
“I believe we are about to finish marking the primary school examinations; we have goals and we are on track to meet them.”
“I’m going to start looking for H1 right now because we need to start talking about the results with him before we tell our kids,” Magoha added.
—they should begin preparing, and parents should prepare their children for admission to Form 1,” he continued.
Magoha and Early Learning and Basic Education PS Julius Jwan had previously promised that the results will be released early to enable for a smooth transition to secondary school.
“We are adamant about not wasting any time.Exam marking will be completed soon, and results will be released in time for kids to begin secondary school in May, according to PS Jwan.
The official release of the 2021 KCPE results, according to Magoha, will take place any day this week between Wednesday and Saturday.
Insha, the KCPE marking has begun, and composition papers have already been marked, with most markers stating that the composition paper has improved significantly.
However, Magoha, who was speaking in Kayole during an assessment of KCSE examinations, said the announcement date would be determined largely by the President’s availability.
“Anytime between Wednesday and Saturday,” says the narrator.
We should be able to tell our children how they performed depending on His Excellency the president’s availability,” Prof Magoha remarked.
This means that if the president is available for the publication of the tests, the official release of the 2021 KCPE results could take place on Thursday or Friday.
Last week, all of the multiple choice questions were marked, leaving only the composition and insha papers to be marked
Knec had earlier changed the date for examiners involved in marking the papers. Initially the examiners were to report for the marking exercise on 18th March 2021 but Knec changed the date to 15th March. Successful examiners were asked to report for the marking of insha and composition papers at Alliance High School.
“CHANGE OF REPORTING DATE FOR EXAMINERS. You are expected to report on Tuesday 15th March 2022 at ALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL latest by 3pm. Coordination begins immediately. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change. Thank you,” read a message sent to one of the examiners.
This year the council registered 1,225,507 candidates in 28,316 KCPE examination centres as compared to 1,191,752 candidates in 28,467 centres in 2020.
The marking of multiple-choice questions were made easier by the acquisition of the modern Optical Mark Recognition which electronically scores the papers.
The OMR captures marked data from candidates’ answer sheets using specialised scanning.
The machines work with a dedicated scanning device that shines a beam of light on the paper.
The contrasting reflection at predetermined positions on a page is used to detect marked areas as they reflect less light than the blank areas of the paper.
With the new machines, scripts are marked in batches of 100 and 200 sheets, unlike the previous technology, which took hours.
The OMR machines are also used to speed up the tallying of Kiswahili Insha and English Composition marks, which were previously done manually by examiners. The two papers are still marked manually
Physical counts, on the other hand, are no longer used to tally marks.
The examiners will hand over the papers to the new machine after marking the Insha and Composition scripts, which will do the electronic tallying of marks in record speed