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CS Magoha announces dates for release of KCSE 2020-2021 exam results

Education CS George Magoha inspects a past KCSE practical examination.
Education CS George Magoha.

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results 2020-2021 will be released by May 10, 2021. This is according to Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha. The CS congratulated the KCSE 2020 class for completing the tests successfully.

“We are all proud and happy to congratulate the 752,891 candidates who sat this examination that is expected to open doors to their progress to various careers.” Said Magoha at Nairobi School on Wednesday morning, after he oversaw the completion of the three-week-long examinations.

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Magoha was also in praise of teachers who participated in the process of administering the examination as Centre Managers, Supervisors and Invigilators. he added that more than 99.9 per cent of contracted professionals and centre managers did their job with 100 per cent precision.

He said the KCSE 2020 examinations did not leak and that all attempts to expose examination papers were thwarted in a timely manner in a few centers across the country.

” We experienced a number of cases where examination officials attempted to open the papers with the intention of exposing them to candidates before the actual examinations started. We thwarted these efforts in a few centres countrywide, some of which I released to you during my weekly briefs,” CS Magoha said.

Magoha said a total of 27 officials were relieved of their various duties as centre managers, supervisors or invigilators over allegations of violating regulations guiding the administration of examinations. Teachers who were involved in the irregularities will face disciplinary action from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

“As a Ministry, we will be presenting the list of teachers believed to be behind some of the examination offences to the TSC for action.” He reported.

According to CS Magoha, another 37 civilians, including three university students and two businessmen, were arrested for attempting to engage (or assist) in examination irregularities. Also Fifty-three cell phones were confiscated from candidates at examination rooms during the exercise.

Read the full statement from CS Magoha, below;

PRESS STATEMENT CONCLUSION OF THE 2020 KCSE EXAMINATION AND LAUNCH OF MARKING EXERCISE

“We have today come to the successful conclusion of the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Examination, which started on March 26, 2021.

We have converged here after witnessing the last Practical paper in the Arts and Design, which is one of the elective subjects.

This is yet another good moment for us given that the four weeks of the KCSE examination have come to a flawless completion in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are all proud and happy to congratulate the 752,891 candidates who sat this examination that is expected to open doors to their progress to various careers. I also wish to commend our gallant teachers who participated in the process of administering the examination as Centre Managers, Supervisors and Invigilators.

Indeed, more than 99.9 per cent of contracted professionals and centre managers did their job with 100 per cent precision.

More fundamentally, I wish to thank the national monitoring team members comprising the Ministry of Education, TSC, Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) and other ministries and departments who visited all parts of the country to ensure the examination process was not only smooth but also credible.

Cases of KCSE 2020 exam irregularities

Besides, our deliberate decision to work with the public in the management of the examinations proved to be a game changer, as ordinary citizens volunteered critical leads that helped us pre-empt cases of irregularities in some parts of the country.

Over the examination period, we:

  • Experienced a number of cases where examination officials attempted to open the papers with the intention of exposing them to candidates before the actual examinations started.

We thwarted these efforts in a few centres countrywide, some of which I released to you during my weekly briefs. In all, I can confidently announce to the country that none of the 2020 KCSE Examination papers was leaked, save for the unethical early exposure of questions, which was firmly dealt with and did not benefit any of the candidates.

  • A total of 27 officials were relieved of their various duties as centre managers, supervisors or invigilators over allegations of violating regulations guiding the administration of examinations. As a Ministry, we will be presenting the list of teachers believed to be behind some of the examination offences to the TSC for action.
  • A total of 37 civilians, including three university students and two businessmen, were arrested for attempting to engage (or assist) in examination irregularities.
  • Fifty-three cell phones were confiscated from candidates at examination rooms during the exercise. As we speak, security agencies are busy conducting thorough forensic investigations to find out if the gadgets were used to aid any form of cheating.

I once again sincerely thank officials involved in delivering this year’s KCSE and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations.

Moving ahead, we are today going to launch the marking of the KCSE examination papers. This will be a meticulous process that will be conducted by experienced examiners. We are all determined to ensure grades awarded to our learners are all merited and that our academic qualifications are beyond reproach.

I wish candidates the very best of luck as they proceed home to rest, awaiting the release of the KCSE examinations results.

APPLICATION FOR 9,000 ELIMU SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

As I announced during the release of the KCPE results on April 15, 2020, the Government will award 9,000 scholarships to needy and vulnerable 2020 KCPE candidates, including those from informal settlements and urban slums.

I am happy to announce that the Ministry has launched the application process for all legible candidates today. I request all the 2020 KCPE candidates wishing to be considered for the Elimu Scholarship Programme to apply through the online portal https://egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke/.

As was the case last year, the Government has contracted the Equity Group Foundation to assist in the selection process, to ensure it is fair and transparent. More information will be released on the application and selection process of the scholarship in due course.

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