The release schedule of the KCPE 2016 results caught everyone by suprise, as CS Fred Matiang’i ignored the script and decided to announce the results before setting a specific release date.
The results were released by Education CS Fred Matiang’i and KNEC Chief Executive Officer Prof George Magoha. Over 950,000 pupils sat for the KCPE exam in over 10,000 primary schools all over the country.
KNUT Secretary general expressed his delight, “This is the best practice in examinations, its very welcome,” he said, “We have learned this from the media. We didn’t know the results were going to be released today.”
He reiterated the positive effect it will have come next term, “The earlier the results are released the better, so candidates can prepare themselves for the next step.”
Exam materials were stored in metallic containers and not in armouries as was the norm, in a move meant to curb exam irregularities. 364 containers were distributed across the country and were fully guarded by police officers, and only Sub County commissioners and county directors of education were allowed access.