KCSE Examination 2022 Results
The marking of KCSE examinations 2022 papers is expected to come to an end over the weekend.
According to the teachers, about 500,000 unmarked scripts are remaining yet they were expected to finish these by Friday or Saturday.
Earlier, examiners marking Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams at the facility paralysed the exercise while citing poor remuneration and a punitive chief examiner.
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The exam marking centre had been closed indefinitely after they went on strike on Monday night.
KNEC Statement on The Ongoing Marking of KCSE examinations 2022
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to inform the country that the marking exercise of the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Examination is going on smoothly in all the 35 centres.
However, on Tuesday, 10th January 2023, some examiners at one of the centres where marking of Christian Religious Education Paper I is currently taking place attempted to disrupt the exercise over claims that they were unhappy with the “strict” marking regime imposed by the Centre’s Chief Examiner.
The Council authorities, upon consultations, agreed to replace the Chief Examiner as a compromise to ensure a smooth progress of the marking exercise.
Unfortunately, despite responding to their initial demand, a few of the examiners yet again came up with a fresh call that the marking fee be revised upwards.
Since the issue of the examiner’s marking fee is an individual contract, and agreed to before reporting to a centre, the Council found it impossible to find an extra budget to revise the rates midway.
The Council, therefore, resolved to allow the examiners who were willing to continue with the marking process to do so uninterrupted.
Equally, those who wished to exit the marking exercise were allowed to do so without causing further interruptions to the process.
In the meantime, the Council has invited trained examiners from its database to ensure the smooth progress of the exercise.
The Council wishes to assure the country that the marking exercise is going on well and will be completed in time to ensure a timely release of the KCSE Examination.
When will KCSE 2022 results be released?
The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Examination results 2022 will be released this week, according to Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.
The three-week test, which began on December 2, 2022, drew 884,263 candidates.
The examination marking which is ending over the weekend ,began on January 2, 2023, in at least 20 centers, the majority of which are in Nairobi.
The examination was closely monitored by a multi-agency team to ensure its free from any form of malpractices.
The release of the 2022 KCSE Examination results will mark the end of a compressed academic calendar that was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic that struck in 2020, and the continuation of the normal school calendar.
2022 KCSE results to be released by January 23
Education Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang has said the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results will be released by January 23 before schools reopen.
According to Standard Digital report, the PS spoke on Friday when he supervised the release of the final examination materials at Langata West sub-county container, Kipsang said marking starts immediately.
‘‘Most of us, as you know, have to go out to celebrate Christmas but we shall be running around to make sure that we are prepared to let our children know their status before schools open on January 23,” said Kipsang.
He said results must be ready within the short time. “So it means we have very short time and we are kicking of the exercise as soon as we finish what we are doing today, so it will be a marathon,’’ said Kipsang.
The PS, said the Form Four exams were done successfully and peacefully without hitches that usually occur like insecurity.
He said the collaboration between the Ministry of Education, Interior and National Administration and Information and Communication Technology(ICT) contributed to the success.
‘‘We are very grateful because our brothers in the Ministry of Interior and National Administration created a conducive environment that was able to make it possible for our children to do their examinations,’’ said Kipsang.
‘‘Even in regions where we had experienced some insecurity, the environment was very peaceful and this time the children did not hear any gun shots anywhere thus a uniform playing field across the country,’’ he added.
He said the conducive environment, also saw good results in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE) released on Wednesday.
He attributed this to the good spread in KCPE performance across the country.
The PS lauded the teachers, who he said were very careful and took good time to prepare their pupils within the shortest academic year of six months that they were in school.
‘‘If there are people Kenyans need to celebrate are our teachers because what they have done in 21 months running three calender academic years is not anything that anyone of us would have done and all of us out there let us celebrate them,’’ he added.
The normal academic calendar year was disrupted by Covid-19 pandemic which saw schools close on March 16, 2020, then partially reopened on 19 October 2020, and fully reopened on 4 January 2021, a period of about nine months.
From January 2023, learning will resume the normal academic calendar year.
In the disrupted calendar, children would close for few days thus giving parents hard time to raise money for shopping and school fees.
How to Check 2022 KCSE Exam Results
KCSE 2022 candidates can check their exam results by sending their index to SMS 20076. The results will only be available once they have been officially released by the CS Education Ezekiel Machogu next week.
The SMS costs Kenyan shillings 20.00 on Safaricom, Airtel, and Telkom networks.
How to Check KCSE Results 2022 Online
Visit the KNEC website at http://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/ and enter your index number to check your 2022 KNEC KCSE results online.