LIVE TEXT: KCPE 2013 results

December 31, 2013 7:07 am

, PUPILS-SCHOOLNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 31 – The release of the 2013 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results is underway at Mitihani House in Nairobi.

– 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.



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