NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 29 – Results for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination will be released on Wednesday.
A total of 937,467 candidates sat for the 2015 KCPE examinations which were dogged by widespread cheating across the country, raising serious concerns on its integrity.
The ceremony to release the results will be officiated by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.
Dozens of teachers and candidates from various schools were arrested and prosecuted for cheating related cases during the examinations that was done last month.
Kenya National Examinations Council chief executive officer Joseph Kivilu however, assured that the examinations’ integrity is above board.
It will be the second time KCPE results will be announced under the new regulation which abolished ranking of schools based on results.
The 2015 KCPE examinations kicked off at a tough time following a prolonged row between the government and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) which had directed teachers to stay away from schools to demand higher pay.
Several forums to resolve the pay dispute failed to stop the countrywide teachers’ strike that continued during the national examination period.
However, the government vowed that both the KCPE and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education would continue despite the teachers’ strike.