Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has revealed that the ministry plans to launch a new website for public access to KCSE exam results.
During his appearance before a parliamentary committee on Thursday, Machogu said KNEC will eliminate the SMS code and instead introduce a website for parents and candidates to check their results without any charges.
Machogu expressed regret over the avoidable challenges faced in accessing KCPE results and emphasized that such issues should not recur.
He highlighted a past situation where an external contractor failed to meet the required standards, leading to the decision to discontinue their services.
“It means that moving forward when we release the KCSE results we shall not be able to make use of the same service provider… I am already engaging the ICT to see if we can develop a website,” he added.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) recently issued an apology for delays in accessing the 2023 KCPE results, acknowledging technical difficulties with the system.
The exam council assured individuals who attempted to access their results that updates would be provided through a designated SMS service (40054).
Over the years, parents have been accessing their children’s national exam results either through an SMS code or the KNEC website.
The SMS option involves candidates sending their index number, followed by the initials KCPE/KCSE (in capital letters), to a specified code for them to receive their results.