KNEC Disbands Rumors on 2023 KCSE Exams Release Date, Citing Ongoing Marking Process
KNEC Disbands Rumors on 2023 KCSE Exams Release Date, Citing Ongoing Marking Process. The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) recently strongly refuted online claims that the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) 2023 results will be revealed before Christmas. Contrary to a flagged online news story suggesting a release window between December 16 and December 22, KNEC categorically stated that the KCSE exams are still being carefully marked and emphasized that the results will only be released when they are deemed complete.
The Board of Examiners clarified its position by stating, “KNEC has not made any such statement. KCSE marking is ongoing and the results will be published as soon as they are ready. This quick response aims to dispel misinformation and maintain transparency regarding the timetable for announcing examination results.
The disputed publication further claimed that the exam marking process would be completed by December 11, which the KNEC vehemently rejected as untrue. It is important to note that the release of KCSE results is a careful process to ensure accuracy and fairness in the performance of the 903,260 candidates who sat for the exams that began on October 10 and November 24 with practical physics exercises.
The release of the results is expected to be led by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu who will work with officials from the Ministry of Education, Kenya National Examinations Council, Teachers Service Commission and the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development following an authentic procedure. This corrects the misinformation spread by a bogus statement that attempted to suggest an alternative procedure for announcing results.
KNEC’s clarification comes amid a wider controversy surrounding the Ministry of Education and the Board of Examinations sparked by the discovery of flaws in the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu openly admitted before Parliament’s Education Committee that the KCPE exams released on 23 November contained inaccuracies.
Machogu attributed the problems with the KCPE exams to the company contracted to manage the QR code used for reporting results. While acknowledging the existence of errors, he assured the committee that the problems had been identified and effectively addressed. This acknowledgment of shortcomings reflects the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability in the review process.
In addition, Machogu took the opportunity to dismiss unfounded rumors regarding KNEC allegedly securing a contract with a local firm to print the national exams for 2023. These rumours, he stressed, lacked any basis in reality, stressing that the government follows a fair and competitive procurement process.
In conclusion, KNEC’s quick clarification on the 2023 KCSE result release date aims to quell unwarranted speculation and maintain public confidence in the examination process. As the examination marking progresses, interested parties and candidates alike are urged to rely on official announcements from KNEC and the Ministry of Education to provide them with accurate and up-to-date information. The government’s commitment to address and correct any identified issues underlines the importance placed on the integrity of the exam system and the student’s future.