The Principal Secretary for Education, Belio Kipsang, has announced that the results for 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) examinations will be released before the Christmas holiday season begins.
Speaking during a briefing on Wednesday, where he commended all parties involved for ensuring a smooth and efficient examination process, Kipsang emphasized that the process of grading and marking these examinations has already commenced, and they are prioritizing the completion of the marking ahead of the set deadline.
“Everything has gone smoothly. I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to our dedicated teachers, our colleagues from the interior, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), security teams, and all the other teams that have collaborated with us.” He stated.
A total of 2.6 million candidates sat for the two national examinations. Out of the total number, approximately 1.4 million took the KCPE exams, while about 1.2 million sat for the KPSEA exams (Grade 6).
PS Kipsang assured that the Ministry of Education will ensure that every candidate successfully transitions to the next level of education.
Kipsang also noted a decline in teenage pregnancies this year, attributing it to the empowerment efforts directed at parents, and he expressed satisfaction with the reduced cases during the 2023 examination cycle.
This year’s cohort was the final group to take the KCPE examinations as the education system shifts to the full implementation of the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) in primary schools.