KCPE Results for 2021 will be released today.
The results will be announced by Education CS Prof. George Magoha barely a month after they were administered and completed.
The tests started on March 7 and were concluded on March 9.
The three-day papers were meant to be sat for in 2021, but that did not happen because the pandemic disrupted the normal school calendar.
This time around, more than 1.2 million pupils sat for KCPE. This is the highest number that the examination has ever seen, but that is not surprising because that number grows every other year.
In 2020, near 1.2 million students sat for the same examinations.
The papers were completed in 28,248 exam centres across Kenya.
The pupils, after knowing their fate today, are expected to join high school (Form 1) in May.
So far, we have not been told about the SMS number that student’s will be using to check their results.
Usually, the number is changed from time to time, but we hope the number remains as 20076.
UPDATE: Yes, the SMS code is 20076 for Safaricom, and it costs KES 25. Send your index number, followed by KCPE to the code and wait for the results. Again, do so after the release has been concluded by the CS.
However, you must remember that the code works AFTER the CS has fully released the results, so it is advised to send the SMS after his speech.
Take note, we will adjust the story if the SMS code number is changed.
It costs KES 25 across all networks in Kenya, so make sure you have sufficient airtime when it is time to check.
Those who want to check online can do at http://www.knec.ac.ke/. This is the KNEC website that allows you to check your results by entering a KCPE index number. It also allows students to print their results.
Similar to the SMS code, the results are uploaded once the CS has concluded his release speech. The website is sometime crowded and can undergo downtimes, so beware of elevated traffic.