On Monday, January 16, 2023, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu stated that schools will begin to access Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exam results.
Speaking at the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development on Monday, January 16, 2023, when announcing the Form One Placement, Machogu stated that schools will begin to access KPSEA results on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
However, the Grade 6 exam results will miss the pomp and ceremony that generally accompany the announcement of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) will release national exams for Grade 6 to private and public primary schools.
Following the release, parents will need to travel to the schools and request KPSEA reports for their children, which should be free of charge.
According to the Education CS, all students who took the KPSEA exams will be placed in junior secondary.
“1,253, 577 learners who took the KPSEA in 32,555 centers will progress to junior secondary,” Machogu stated.
During the KCPE exam release ceremony at Mtihani House on December 21, 2023, KNEC CEO David Njeng’ere stated that students would obtain KPSEA exam results on their school portal.
Njeng’ere further stated that the results would be used to track pupils’ development rather than to place them in junior secondary schools.
The KNEC Chief also stated that the examination board would issue three KPSEA reports: individual, school-specific, and national.
Njeng’ere also mentioned that after getting their KPSEA results, grade 6 students can transfer to a different school to begin grade 7.
Students in Grade 6 who continue on to junior secondary school will be housed in the current primary school but will wear different uniforms.