Barely a month after its completion, the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education results are set to be released today in the afternoon by the education Cabinet Secretary. Professor George Magoha stated that the KCSE results were to be released before the 10th of May.
The KCSE is a national examinations is always administrated by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) which will see students join Universities, Colleges and other tertiary institutions for further studies.
Despite the unprecedented times presented by the Corona Virus which led to closure of schools from March 2019 just days after the first Corona Virus case was recorded. This let to delayed school calendar as the national exams were scheduled for November.
The total number of candidates who were supposed to be tested for the examination was 752,891 but its unfortunate that not all of them did the exams. More than 12,000 of the candidates who registered for the exams never turned up.
It is also known that a number of girls delivered amid the exam period and were allowed to rwsume their exams. Others also did their examinations while still nursing in the various hospitals.
The KCSE examinations were done in as from March to April and marking began a week afterwards. The marking process was also faced with problems as the experienced markers who were over 58 years, pregnant and lactating mothers were not supposed to participate in the marking exercise because of they are vulnerable to corona virus.
During the marking exercise, the number of marker in each pool was reduced to ensure the one metre social distance. The markers were supposed observe social distance to avoid spreading and contracting the corona virus.