Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said marking of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) will be over within the next two weeks.
Speaking in Nairobi on Wednesday where he oversaw the distribution of the social and religious studies, the CS said marking of the Mathematics and English papers, which were done on Monday has already began.
“Marking of the exam papers has already began and results will be out at the same time as last year,” said Prof Magoha.
Last year, the results were released two weeks after the last paper was done.
The CS warned teachers and candidates against using phones within examination rooms.
He also warned against examination cheating .”So far, the examination has run smoothly and we applaud teachers for their commitment during this exam period,” said Prof Magoha
A total of 1,225,693 candidates enrolled for the 2021 KCPE examinations.
Thirty-four thousand and eighty-five (34,085) more candidates sat for this year’s KCPE compared to last year, representing a 2.86 per cent increase. In the 2020 KCPE, 1,191,608 candidates registered for the national test.