Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu is facing mounting pressure to release the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam results by Wednesday, December 27th.
Parents and KCSE candidates express frustration over the prolonged delay in announcing the results, despite the completion of exam marking nearly two weeks ago.
The marking process commenced on November 27th and concluded on December 13th, 2023.
However, hiccups arise as Monday, December 25th, and Tuesday, December 26th, are public holidays, posing a potential obstacle to the original plan of an early release of KCSE exam results.
Over the weekend, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) asked CS Machogu to allow examiners more time to thoroughly compile and accurately assess the performance of KCSE candidates.
KNUT National Vice Chairperson Aggrey Namisi conveyed concerns about rushed release of KCPE results that were marred with errors.
“Please CS Machogu, we are not in a hurry, give the markers time to analyze results well before you release, we don’t want to experience what happened during the KCPE examination release,” He stated.
Due to the challenges experienced during the transmission of KCPE results, the 2023 KCSE results will not be accessible through Short Messaging Service (SMS).
Parents and 2023 KCSE candidates will access the results through the Kenya Education Management Information System (KEMIS) portal which was unveiled by CS Machogu.
Candidates will be asked to visit the website, where they will be prompted to key in their KCSE names and index numbers for them access the results
A total of 903,260 candidates took this year’s KCSE exams.