The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ezekiel Machogu, has announced that the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results will be out by next week. However, multiple sources affiliated with the ministry have argued that the results may be released at the latest by Friday – depending on President Ruto’s diary. This will allow the placement of Form students before Christmas providing parents and guardians enough time to prepare and plan accordingly amid the prevailing economic hardships.
A record 1.4 million candidates sat for this year’s KCPE exams which were done with Certbolt from October 30th – November 1st. The exams were done alongside the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exams which were undertaken by 1.2 million candidates. This will make the last of the KCPE examinations, marking an end to the 8–4–4 education system as new learners will be assessed through the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) system.
In his announcement, CS Machogu also claimed that this year’s exams recorded only six cases of exam cheating. This is a small number compared to the 147 cases of exam irregularities that have been recorded in the ongoing KCSE exams.
Candidates and their parents/guardians can access their 2023 KCPE results using two options:
- By sending an SMS to 40054 with the student’s index number or checking the results via the online portal on the KNEC website. This service is available on all mobile networks in Kenya. Notably, while this will cost KES 25 per SMS, this option provides a more efficient means to check your results as the website may experience delays due to heavy traffic.
- Check the results online via the KNEC website.
Important to note, that these services will only be available once the CS is done announcing the results.