It is that time of the year again where standard 8 candidates eagerly wait for the results of the concluded KCPE exams. Traditionally, the exams are done early in November and they have to wait after Christmas to get their results.
However, this year, the system is different. The students sat for the exams during the first weeks of November (which is usual) but two things were changes: The exam results announcement and the subsequent selection by the secondary schools.
The Ministry of Education’s Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiang’i was expected to announce the KCPE results for this year on December 8th but he decided to announce them today which is a whole week earlier. This move was unnoticed and Kenyans on Twitter expressed their shock towards the gesture.
Full of surprises.
This guy Matiang'i I's full of suprices, live long #KCPE2016
— Julie (@JemutaiJulie) December 1, 2016
CS of the Year Award goes to…
And the CS of the Year Award goes to
Fred Matiangi. Very effective and hardworking #KCPE2016
— Junior ® (@maktejah) December 1, 2016
The candidates are definitely shocked by the news
So Matiang'i has decided to ambush these class 8 pupils with KCPE results today…Even Jesus said he'll come like a thief #KCPE2016
— Ken tezy (@kentezy) December 1, 2016
Kenyans ended up congratulating the CS for his work.
I think Matiangi is the only CS who is doing a tangible job and with less talk #KCPE2016
— Benjamin Njogu (@njogu_benjamin) December 1, 2016
— Fadhil Abdi Bare (@Fadhilgooner11) December 1, 2016
Matiangi is a working CS…we need more of him #KCPE2016
— Luke Tarus (@luketarus) December 1, 2016
Credible KCPE done. Marked. KNEC contracted professionals paid. All these within a month! Kudos Education CS Matiangi and Magoha
— ELVIS SIMON 💎 (@ElviSymo) December 1, 2016
Well some wanted him to become the head of all ministries.
#KCPE2016 there should be a Ministry of Running Ministries, Matiangi to be the CS and whip the rest to performance
— Njiiris (@theNjiiris) December 1, 2016
…or the head of the IEBC
Give Matiangi that IEBC chair Slot & witness presidential results announced on your way home from the polling station.#KCPE2016
— Lennox Luzuvy (@gavamentprinter) December 1, 2016
…or the governor of Nyamira
BREAKING :We, the people of Nyamira hav unanimously APPOINTED Fred Matiang'i as our 2017 governor. #KCPE2016
— Joe Nyangeri (@nyangerijoel) December 1, 2016
This is actually a great idea!
Instead of politicians travelling abroad for exposure on managemt, they should just have weekly lectures with Matiangi #KCPE2016
— James Abungu (@JamesAbungu) December 1, 2016
One of the ways for a candidate to view his/her KCPE results is by SMS and sources have it that the third party that runs the short-code was caught unawares. Since there are almost a million candidates who sat for the exams, you can understand the concern. The KCSE results might be announced earlier than usual which means that they should have built up their capacity before then.