– Kimutai Brian (Nandi) and Otieno Akoth (Kisumu) top 2013 KCPE exams with 444 marks followed by Uniter Riziki (Meru) 442.
– All 2013 candidates with mark of 200 and above will be admitted to Form One.
Transition rate from primary to secondary in 2014 to be higher than 76.5pc or 650,000
– Kaimenyi to launch Form One selection on January 14.
– Those involved in exam irregularities will be barred from sitting KNEC exams for not less than three years.
– No cases of exam irregularities in 19 counties.
– Cases of exam irregularities in 2013 KCPE were 1,576.
– Ministry to seek audience with Chief Justice for cases of exam cheating to be expedited in court.
– There was an increase in the number of students involved in exam irregularities
– Candidates with 251 marks and above in 2013 KCPE were 417,483 representing 49.71pc of total candidates who took the exams
– In 2012, candidates with 251 marks and above was 416,900 representing 51.3 pc of candidates
– Kenya continues to foster good neighbourliness and KNEC has over the years continued to offer KCPE exams, with 904 candidates sittings exams in South Sudan this year.
– Ratio of girls sitting exams in Tana Rover, Marsabit, Isiolo, Samburu West Pokot, Narok Migori, Garissa Wajir and Mandera continues to be lower than boys.
– Eighteen counties registered more girls than boys for KCPE.
– Kaimenyi says exam centres must be commensurate with number of candidates.
– Candidates taking KCPE exams has continued to grow. In 1985, there were 334,336 candidates compared to 839,759 this year, marking a 151pc growth
– Fresh procurement process for laptops currently ongoing after first tender was cancelled in October.
– Needs assessment carried out with ministry of energy on electricity provision.
– Launched ICT training curriculum of teachers.
– Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development has developed digital content for standard one.
– Carried out sensitisation of various stakeholders on laptop project
– The government remains fully committed to provide 1.2 million laptops to pupils in first quarter of 2014
– Eight Acts of Parliament enacted but they must be implemented to the letter.
– Craftsmen and women are very few in Kenya; we must change our attitudes towards polytechnics and technical colleges.
– At independence, there was only one university in Kenya. Now, we have 67 universities.
– A lot of emphasis now placed on growth of special needs education.
– At independence there were 6,058 primary schools, but now there are 29,161 primary schools, marking a 381pc increase.
There has been a 34.98 percent increase in early childhood education institutions
– Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi says before 2003, early child education was not adequately legislated
– As soon as a student sits their exam, they need to be able to see their results within the shortest time possible
– Education PS Richard Kipsang says ICT needs to be integrated in assessment.
– Technical training colleges and youth polytechnics should not be seen as a place for those who have not done well.
– Students should consider joining these institutions.
– Students should not consider themselves as failures regardless of whatever marks they score.
– It is expected there must be hitches in an exercise of this magnitude.
– Principal Secretary, State Department of Science and Technology Prof Collette A. Suda says release of results marks a new beginning for students.
– The role of the Kenya National Union of Teachers, KUPPET and Parents’ Association cannot be ignored.
– KNEC chairman Kabiru Kinyanjui says exam cheating a major problem; a wider approach needed to tackle the vice.
– Most improved private school is Highway Education Complex (2012).
– Most improved public school in 2012 was Mwambula DEB in Bungoma.
– New Lite Academy (private) in Komarock awarded as top school for 2012.
– Kathingiri Boarding Primary (public) awarded for being top school in 2012 KCPE exams.
– Kinoti Joy Kathure recognised as top female student with 430 marks in 2012.
– Top performers in 2013 exams will be awarded when 2014 results are released.
– KNEC has introduced merit awards for top girl and boy, top public, private schools for 2012.
– KNEC has examined and certified 15 million Kenyans since the council was established.
– Will start processing of KCSE soon after release of KCPE.
– Finished marking before Christmas.
– 11,533 examiners marked the exams.
– Marking of KCPE done well, despite a few challenges in the beginning.
– 2013 exams were done over two and a half days.
– Exams administered in South Sudan and a representative is present in Nairobi for the release of the results.
– Kenya National Examinations Council CEO Paul Wasanga says this is the 29th time KNEC is releasing results under the 8-4-4 system.