Educations CS George Magoha has finally released the KCPE results.
The exams were done from March 22 for three days. This was unlike other years, when the exams were conducted, traditionally, in November. However, the COVID-19 pandemic changed many landscapes, including the education calendar in Kenya.
For the better part of 2020 (from March), high school and primary school students spent their time at home as the state attempted to manage the spread of the virus. The students only went back to class in November 2020. By then, the ordinary calendar had been disrupted, which forced the Education Ministry to make some adjustments, such as those that saw the national exams start four months later.
Of course, we had expected to see the results in a timely manner, which has been the case ever since CS Matiang’i ran the Education Ministry.
That aside, students who sat for the exams can check their results by sending their index numbers to 20076. Just like that.
The SMS will cost KES 25.
The service is available for Safaricom. We are not sure if the number works for Telkom and Airtel Kenya.
Form 1 selection will start on May 28.
Lastly, there is a possibility that schools will resume in May, following reports that COVID-19 infections have been dropping. This would also mean that the lockdown that saw five counties sealed (Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado, and Nakuru) may finally be lifted.