Monday, January 28, 2013

Knec releases KCPE results

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) is currently releasing the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results.
While addressing stakeholders at Mitihani House, Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo acknowledged that Kenyan teachers were the most hardworking in the world.
"Teachers are important partners in education," he said.
"Parliament has also played a major role in helping streamline the education sector," he added.
Knec CEO Paul Wasanga said that KCPE was done at 33,426 centre last year and candidates were registered using online system.
He also said KCPE is not a pass or fail examination and that every candidate is issued a certificate to acknowledge their achievements.
"The mark of the KCPE candidate is to assist the Government to know where to place them," he said.
Education PS Prof George Godia also said that the Ministry has improved the quality of education as well as ensuring key Bills are passed.
"School going children have access to affordable, quality and equal education," he said. "More students have accessed accessed basic education through free primary and secondary education that we made compulsory."
Prof Godia noted that the country has 78 national secondary schools and 27 others will be added next year.
He also said that the Ministry ensure provision of sanitary towels to girls and the the integration of ICT in schools.
"We want to ensure data harmonisation in the education sector," he said.
The KCPE results which are normally released towards the end of December have instead been released in January due to the teachers' strike which paralysed learning in third term.
Mr Kilonzo will also announce the top performers. About 811,930 candidates sat for the KCPE exams last year.

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