The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education – KCSE 2016 results have been released by the Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi.
The CS released the results at Shimo la Tewa High School in Mombasa County, saying that the examinations were credible in contrast to the KSCE 2015 results which had over 5000 documented cases of malpractice.
A total of 577 000 candidates that wrote the 2016 KCSE would be receiving their results on Thursday December 29.
The results were however poor compared to that of last year with only 141 candidates managing to score a mean grade of A-plain. A major drop from the 2,636 candidates who attained the grade last year.
CS Matiangi further revealed that only 88,928 candidates attained C-plus and above compared to last year which had 169,492 candidates with C-plus and above.
The poor performance in this year’s results could be a direct link to the level of cheating and leakages clouding the examinations system in Kenya over the past few years.
The Education boss however singled out Alliance Girls High School and Kenya High School for posting what he termed as honest and consistent results every year.
President Uhuru Kenyatta lauded Dr. Matiangi for delivering credible KCSE 2016 results, noting the change in this year’s performance.
The President in his statement to newsrooms said the results had a normal performance curve – a clear indication that the examinations marking and final results are credible.
He further urged the CS to speed up the implementation of the Education Information Management System as it would ensure that education data in the country is accurate, current and available to facilitate decision making and deployment of resources.
Dr. Fred Matiangi further revealed that candidates could get their KCSE 2016 results by sending their index number to 22252.