The results of the Kenya Certificate of Basic Education (KCPE) examination will be announced today after President William Ruto returns abroad.
The Education Secretary and the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) will alert and brief the president on the results before they are released to the public.
Dr Ruto returned to the country on Monday evening after a week-long overseas tour.
Several education officials who spoke to Newszuri yesterday said they were “in disbelief” that they would be invited to the release ceremony at New Mithani House.
This is the second edition of the KCPE exam before the 8-4-4 education system is completely removed from the primary school curriculum next year.
This will be the first KCPE test for Education Secretary Ezekiel Machgu.
The results will also be released for the first time from the new Knec headquarters, which has taken more than 35 years to complete.
Form 1 selections are expected to be announced after Christmas, to give parents time to prepare their children before school opens on January 23.
A total of 1,244,188 candidates registered for the November 28-30 test. However, some candidates fail the test for various reasons.
As KCPE exam candidates await their results, their Grade 6 colleagues in the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) are not too worried.
This comes after the Presidential Working Party on Education Reform (PWPER) recommended that the assessment not be used for high school placement, often with high scores in national tests. Students will be transferred to JSS in the next primary school.