KCPE results 2018 to be out in November
The Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) has said results for the ongoing KCPE exams will be out next month.
Speaking at Uhuru Gardens Primary School in Nairobi on Wednesday, Knec chairman Prof George Magoha said the results will be out by end of November after which the selection for Form One slots will begin immediately.
“We are confident that results will be out by end of November. This will be followed by the Form One placement process that will see students report to secondary schools early January next year,” Mr Magoha said.
The Knec boss had accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta who made an impromptu visit to the school to inspect the conduct of the exams and encourage candidates.
President Kenyatta had a one-on-one chit-chat with the pupils who were about to seat their Kiswahili paper.
“All you need to do is do your best, exams are just an event. There are many more events in life which you will need to overcome,” President Kenyatta said as the pupils clapped in joy.
The President assured the candidates that they will all get a chance to join secondary schools.
A total of 1,060,703 candidates are sitting this year’s end of primary school examination.
Source: Daily Nation
KCPE results 2018 to be out in record time
The one million candidates who completed their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations yesterday will get their results in under 30 days.
The marking of the multiple choice questions will kick off immediately.
The papers will be marked using the optical mark recognition (OMR) machine acquired by the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec), which was used for the first time last year.
The machine is said to have been fine-tuned to speed up the tallying of Kiswahili Insha and English Composition marks, which was previously done manually by examiners.
A total of 5,834 examiners have been contracted to mark the English and Kiswahili essays.
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Knec has done several test runs on the modern technology and has said it is satisfied that this year the marking will be faster and more accurate.
The marked scripts will be scanned to verify the marks in record time compared to previous years when tallying was done manually.
This means after marking the scripts, the examiners will pass over the papers to the new machine, which will do the tallying of marks, thus improving accuracy.
OMR is the process of capturing marked data from candidates’ answer sheets using specialised scanning.
The machines work with a dedicated scanning device that shines a beam of light on the paper.
The contrasting reflection at predetermined positions on a page is then used to detect these marked areas because they reflect less light than the blank areas of the paper.
A senior Knec official said yesterday that the results previously delayed because of manual verification.
Last year’s KCPE results were released on November 21.
Speaking during the launch of the 2018 examinations, Knec Chairman George Magoha said this year’s results could be out earlier.
“We must again prepare to receive results early because of what we have done to Insha and Composition,” Prof Magoha said at Pangani Girls High School.
Some sources have said the results could be out in three weeks.
Magoha said the council had invested in technology to enhance marking, tallying and swift relaying of results.
“If we want to we can even release the results after three days,” Magoha said.
On Wednesday the chairman reiterated that the results would be out faster than before. “We are confident that results will be out by end of November,” he said at Uhuru Gardens Primary School in Nairobi.
Speaking before the start of the KCPE examinations, Education CS Amina Mohamed said reforms had improved the examination process.
“Examinations are now more credible than they have ever been, and stand as a reliable measure of the level of achievement of individual candidates,” she said.
How to Check KCPE Results 2018
This is how to check your KCPE results online and via SMS
How to Check KCPE Results 2018 via SMS
To get KCPE results 2018 by SMS send an SMS with your Index Number to 22252 for Safaricom, Airtel and Orange networks.
How to Check KCPE Results 2018 Online
To check KCPE results 2018 online, go to the KNEC website: http://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/ and enter your Index number.
KCPE Result Slip 2018
The ministry of education advises parents and pupils to check the KCPE results and KCPE result slip for any anomaly such as incorrect candidate’s name, school name and code as well as wrong subject grade and report to Knec within a month after the announcement.
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KNEC KCPE 2018 EXAM DATES
Rehearsal: 29 October, 2018
Examination dates: 30 October – 1 November, 2018
Rehearsals for the three-day examinations will be held on October 29 and the papers will end on November 1.
KNEC KCPE 2018 Timetable
|8.30 am − 10.30 am||1||Mathematics||2 hours|
|8.30 am − 10.30 am||2||Mathematics (Large Print)||2 hours|
|8.30 am – 11.00 am||3||Mathematics (Braille)||2 hours 30 minutes|
|11.00 am – 11.30 am||
|11.30 am − 1.10 pm||4||English Section A − Language||1 hour 40 minutes|
|11.30 am − 1.10 pm||5||English Section A − Language (Large Print)||1 hour 40 minutes|
|11.30 am − 1.30 pm||6||English Section A− Language (Hearing Impaired)||2 hours|
|11.30 am − 1.40 pm||7||English Section A – Language (Braille)||2 hours 10 minutes|
|1.40 pm – 2.30pm||
|2.30 pm − 3.10 pm||8||English Section B − Composition||40 minutes|
|2.30 pm − 3.10 pm||9||English Section B – Composition (Large Print)||40 minutes|
|2.30 pm – 3.20 pm||10||English Section B − Composition (Hearing
|2.30 pm – 3.20 pm||11||English Section B – Composition (Braille)||50 minutes|
|8.30 am – 10.10 am||12||Science||1 hour 40 minutes|
|8.30 am – 10.10 am||13||Science (Large Print)||1 hour 40 minutes|
|8.30 am – 10.40 am||14||Science Braille||2 hours 10 minutes|
|10.40 am – 11.10 am||
|11.10 am – 12.50 pm||15||Kiswahili Lugha||1 hour 40 minutes|
|11.10 am – 12.50 pm||16||Kiswahili Lugha (Large Print)||1 hour 40 minutes|
|11.10 am – 12.50 pm||17||Kenyan Sign Language – Section A||1 hour 40 minutes|
|11.10 am – 1.20 pm||18||Kiswahili Lugha (Braille)||2 hours 10 minutes|
|1.20 pm – 2.10 pm||
|2.10 pm – 2.50 pm||19||Kiswahili Insha||40 minutes|
|2.10 pm – 2.50 pm||20||Kiswahili Insha (Large Print)||40 minutes|
|2.10 pm – 2.50 pm||21||Kenyan Sign Language Section B Composition||40 minutes|
|2.10 pm – 3.00 pm||22||Kiswahili Insha (Braille)||50 minutes|
|8.30 am – 10.45 am||23||Social Studies and R.E||2 hours 15 minutes|
|8.30 am – 10.45 am||24||Social Studies and R.E (Large Print)||2 hours 15 minutes|
|8.30 am – 11.15 am||25||Social Studies and R.E (Braille)||2 hours 45 minutes|
Guidelines of Releasing of KCPE Results 2018
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to bring the following information to the attention of all institutions presenting candidates for the KNEC examinations:
KCPE Results Slips and Printouts
Each of the institutions that enter candidates for the KNEC examinations shall receive a hard copy of the institution’s examination results printout and result slips which captures the following information:
- Institution’s Code and Name
This appears on the top left side of the printout. The institution’s code is a unique number by which an examination centre is identified by the Council. This is the number that an institution should always quote whenever communicating with Kenya National Examination Council -.
- Candidates Details
Below the institution’s name and code are details of the candidates. These details include the index number of the candidate, year of examination, gender, individual subject grades and the mean grade.
The important features of the examination results are as indicated below:-
X – Denotes an absent candidate. A candidate is declared absent if he/she did not sit for one or all papers in the examination. However, for the KCPE examination results, the symbol AB indicates an absence;
Y- Denotes that the candidate was involved in an examination irregularity. For the KCPE examination results, the symbol 00 indicates an irregularity;
P– Denotes that the candidate’s examination results have been pended due to infringement on the entry requirements for the examination e.g. incorrect KCPE details for entry in KCSE examination;
W- Denotes that the candidate’s examination results have been withheld on suspicion that the candidate has been involved in an examination malpractice and investigations are ongoing;
U- denotes ungraded examination results due to infringement of the awards criteria.
Release of KCPE 2018 Certificates
Once certificates for a specific examination are ready for collection/dispatch from Kenya National Examination Council – KNEC, the institutions shall be informed through the mass and print media, Sub County Directors of Education and/or the heads of institutions:
All certificates for regular candidates are issued through the Heads of Schools/Institutions and to private candidates through the Sub County Directors of Education.
The Kenya National Examinations Council reserves the right to withdraw a certificate for amendment or for any other reason should this be necessary.
Period of launching queries after release of KCPE Results 2018
The Kenya National Examinations Council allows thirty (30) days after the date of release of the results/certificates for candidate(s) or institution(s) to raise any query arising from the released examination results/certificates.
Queries about KCPE results/certificates must be made through the Heads of Schools/Institutions and the Sub County Directors of Education. The appeal documents must reach KNEC not later than thirty (30) days after the release of the examination results/certificates, after which the query shall attract a penalty.
Charges on Queries after Release of KCPE Examination Results
- Any amendment on name, gender and year of birth attracts a penalty of 3,000/= (three thousand) per candidate if the query is submitted after thirty (30) days after the date of release of examination results
- The Head of Institution must request in writing explaining the origin of the error.
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KCPE Results 2017 Released
The 2017 Standard Eight national exam results are out. Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi released the results on Tuesday morning at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development in the capital Nairobi.
Dr Matiangi said no single irregularity was reported in the tests that mark transition from primary to secondary school.
Of the 1,003,556 candidates who wrote the exams, 9,846 scored 400 marks and above out of the possible 500. Those who scored below 100 marks dropped from 6,747 in 2016 to 2,360 in 2017.
The top candidate scored 455 out of 500 marks, an 18 mark improvement from last year’s 437. “The best candidate in last year’s exam would not be even top 20 in this year’s results thus showing remarkable improvement,” he said.
Matiang’i was keen to note that the marking in this year’s KCPE results had a 99.98% accuracy rating with every student who sat this year’s exam expected to get their results as there were no cancellations, missing marks or any case of malpractice recorded.
This year, the Kenya National Examinations Council used the automated Optical Mark Recognition machines that fast-tracked the process of marking with results being released just 19 days after the national exam ended.
The CS said all the over 9,000 candidates who managed 400 marks and above would join national secondary schools whether they sat the tests at a private or public exam centre.
“Form One selection will start on December 4, 2017,” Dr Matiangi said.
In a rare proud moment, the Education CS announced that six students in the top 100 list came from special needs schools further adding that the government has committed to improving their infrastructure in a bid to empower students with special needs.
He attributed this year’s success in exam and delivery results to a multi-agency collaboration in the sector saying it has indeed yielded results.
The release came almost a month earlier than previous years after marking was fast-tracked by optical machines. The 20 new scanning machines, bought by the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) at a cost of Sh90 million, replaced 20 old scanners bought more than 17 years ago.
KCPE Results Summary
- This year’s KCPE top candidate got 455 marks compared to last year’s 437, a remarkable improvement as Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i rightly put it, ,during the official release of the results at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) on Tuesday.
- An estimate 9,846 candidates scored 400 marks and above compared to last year’s 5,190.
- Another 2,360 candidates managed to get less than 100 marks from a high of over 6,000 candidates last year.
- All 2017 candidates will be able to receive their results once they send an SMS with their index numbers to 22252 or visiting the KNEC website at www.knec-portal.ac.ke and enter their index number respectively.
- Matiang’i also emphasized that all those who managed 400 marks and above will be admitted to national schools across the country irrespective of whether they attended a public or a private school. This as he justly said there was a need to nurture and serve school going children in order to secure their future.
- Another notable development witnessed from this year’s results is the gender parity. 27 out of all 47 counties registered more girls compared to what has been the norm in previous years.
- Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) Chair Prof George Magoha strongly noted that this year’s KCPE examination was firmly set and secured. There were no issues in this year’s KCPE examination in regards to accessibility except for a few impassable roads due to the heavy rainfall. “We made sure that every child got an equal opportunity to sit for the exam”, he added.
- KNEC procured an additional 67,000 containers as compared 300 metallic containers in 2016 that were highly secured in various County Commissioners’ offices. Equally, security was top notch.
- The results come just about three weeks since the 2017 KCPE exam was completed; almost a month earlier than previous years after marking was fast-tracked by 20 optical machines.
- Six of the top 100 candidates came from special schools.
Top 100 Candidates in KCPE Results
Here are the best 100 candidates in 2017 KCPE results.
|1||GoldaLyn Kakuya||St. Ann Junior School Lubao||455||Kakamega|
|2||Sharon Murega||Kathigiri Public||447||Meru|
|3||Gathoni Macharia||St. Peters Elite School||447||Nakuru|
|4||Glovanni Tonnuci O||Chumo Academy||446||Kericho|
|5||Chaka Ruth Mose||Bethany Christian School||446||Mombasa|
|6||Mwangi E Mburu||Effort Junior||446||Kirinyaga|
|7||Amboka V Wanyungu||St. Mary’s Ruaraka||446||Nairobi|
|8||Valerie Kasana N||Booker Academy Mumias||445||Kakamega|
|9||Valerie Moraa||Laikipia Base||445||Laikipia|
|10||Gitau Fiona W||Utafiti Academy||445||Kiambu|
|11||Nzambuli David M||St. Kevin||445||Mombasa|
|12||Makokha Lauraine S||Green River Learning Centre||445||Kiambu|
|13||Oduor nicole Mary||Lakewood School||445||Nairobi|
|14||Mwiti Louis K||Kathigiri Public||445||Meru|
|15||Alerie M Manyega||Lakewood School||445||Laikipia|
|16||Lewis Karani||Kathigiri Public||445||Meru|
|17||Amy Angel Akinyi||Makini School||444||Nairobi|
|18||Kamau Sharon M||St. peter’s Elite – Gilgil||444||Nakuru|
|19||Mary Muiruri||Moi Educational Centre||443||Nairobi|
|20||Claire Muthoni||Makini School||443||Nairobi|
|21||Shanice Wamakhoro||Makini School||442||Nairobi|
|22||James Magara||Gilgil Hills Academy||442||Nakuru|
|23||Njiru Nixon Njeru||Vidhu Ramji||442||Muranga|
|24||Sara Onderi||Elsa Academy||442||Kisii|
|25||Ndiritu Simon G||Vendramini Educational Centre||442||Nairobi|
|26||Kelvin Karani||Good Testimony Junior School||442||Nairobi|
|27||Tron Amiani||Moses Mudavadi||441||Vihiga|
|28||Winnie Irene Wanjiru||Lakewood School||441||Nairobi|
|29||Mwangi Aaron G||Nyahururu Elite||441||Laikipia|
|30||Laureen Mutenyo B||Sambu Central Primary – Web||441||Bungoma|
|31||Karen Laurent A||Lizar junior Academy||441||Nakuru|
|32||Waweru Mark K||Nyahururu Elite||440||Laikipia|
|33||Ndwiga Nephy Edge||Tenri School||440||Embu|
|34||Krisa Shirley N||Kitengela Junior Academy||440||Kajiado|
|35||Jared Mutua||Good Testimony Junior School||440||Nairobi|
|36||Abel Chelsea K||Mary Immaculate Bahti||439||Nakuru|
|37||Achieng Gift Janet||Makini School||439||Kisumu|
|38||Agatha Chepchirchir||Bishop Muge Academy||439||Nandi|
|39||Ivy Nyawira Wanjiku||Bonanza School||439||Embu|
|40||Kapinda Margaret N||Carmelvale Catholic||439||Nairobi|
|41||Muhatia Emmanuel L||Carmelvale Catholic||439||Nairobi|
|42||Angerian Muiasi||Christ the King||439||Nakuru|
|43||Ounya Adrian M||Christ the King||439||Nakuru|
|44||Muga Margaret Som||Hill School Kakamega||439||Kakamega|
|45||Kiruri Faith||Hill School Kakamega||439||Kakamega|
|46||David Okelo||Hill School Kakamega||439||Kakamega|
|47||M’mbetha Katra Njoki||Kitengela Junior Academy||439||Kajiado|
|48||Hammie Gesare||Moi Primary Nakuru||438||Nakuru|
|49||Sandra Gatuiri K||Lions School||438||Embu|
|50||Lucy Busuru||Set Green Hill Academy||438||Kisii|
|51||Gichora William M||Le Pic School||438||Nairobi|
|52||Maqtal Farah||Makini School||437||Nairobi|
|53||Ributhi Timothy M||Sunrise Children Garden||437||Nairobi|
|54||Muruthi A Fahim||Le Pic School||437||Nairobi|
|55||Otunga Wesley O||St. Peter’s Capeview Academy||437||Homa Bay|
|56||Rangi Daniel||Lizar junior Academy||437||Nakuru|
|57||Catherine Njoki K||Lions School||437||Embu|
|58||Janet njeri M||Kerugoya Municipality Primary||437||Kirinyaga|
|59||Mwangi Mathew T||Mountain View School||437||Nairobi|
|60||Faith Cheruto||Olerai primary School||437||Kajiado|
|61||Anastacia Chewen||Chelsa Academy||436||Bomet|
|62||Antulay Asif||Booker Academy Mumias||436||Kakamega|
|63||Kadagi Asiko Dante||Queen of Angels||436||Uasin Gishu|
|64||Victor caleb||St. Christoper Nanyuki||436||Laikipia|
|65||Glen Sewe||Busy Bee||436||Mombasa|
|66||Irungu Frida Muthithi||Technology Primary||436||Muranga|
|67||Alice Oundo||Kericho Primary||435||Kericho|
|68||Yego Jepngetich D||Queen Angels||435||Uasin Gishu|
|69||Chebore Annette||Moi Primary Kabarak||435||Nakuru|
|70||Gathecha Kori Jeson||Le Pic School||435||Nairobi|
|71||David Lemayan||Little Lambs Academy||435||Nakuru|
|72||Kiplagat Faith J||Little Lambs Academy||435||Uasin Gishu|
|73||Soi Naomi C||Little Lambs Academy||435||Uasin Gishu|
|74||Kwalya Kibet Morgan||Cheptikit Academy||435||Bungoma|
|75||Gideon Kiptoo||Kagaki School Nakuru||434||Nakuru|
|76||Septonik Duncan K||St. Mathews||434||Nandi|
|77||Victor Mwangi||St. Christoper Nanyuki||434||Laikipia|
|78||Ombaso Trevor||Kitale School||434||Trans Nzoia|
|79||Hajara Abokar Hashi||Kinderworld Academy||434||Nairobi|
|80||Kisilu Sherry M||Little Lambs Academy||434||Uasin Gishu|
|81||Kamande Joyce W||Josnem Academy||433||Nyandarua|
|82||Kemunto Mercy||Booker Academy Mumias||433||Kakamega|
|83||Christine Kabiru||Roots Academy||433||Nakuru|
|84||Alando Sonia||Agha Khan Primary||433||Kisumu|
|85||Gilmore Aketch A||Riara Springs acdemy||433||Nairobi|
|86||Felix Kuria Irungu||Olerai primary School||433||Kajiado|
|87||Tracy Sakwa||Kakamega Primary School||433||Kakamega|
|88||Denzel Roman||Lions School||433||Embu|
|89||Joyjeff Otieno||Good Testimony Junior School||433||Nairobi|
|90||Kenani Chweya||Makini School||433||Nairobi|
|91||Faith Chepng’eno||Kagaki School Nakuru||432||Nakuru|
|92||Kike Mumbi||Gilgil Hills Academy||432||Nakuru|
|93||Kyalo Joseph||Moi Educational Centre||432||Nairobi|
|94||Nicky Achieng||MM Shah||432||Kisumu|
|95||Agani Mathews L||Sunrise Children Garden||432||Nairobi|
|96||Swaleh Ramah||St. Kevin||432||Mombasa|
|97||Hannah Muthoni H||Citam Woodley Academy||432||Nairobi|
|98||Millicent Wanza||Kanginga Oasis Academy||432||Kitui|
|99||Cynthia Jebet||Moi Airbase Primary||432||Nairobi|
|100||Anindo Debra||Moi Educational Centre||431||Nairobi|
KCPE Results 2017: Meet Goldalyn Kakuya, best 2017 KCPE candidate
The search for the best pupil in the just released KCSE results is over. The crown goes to Goldalyn Kakuya from St Anne’s Junior Lubao in Kakamega County.
Kakuya, 14, defied all odds and beat 993,717 other pupils to emerge victorious with 455 marks scoring an A in all subjects.
She scored an impressive 99 in English and Kiswahili, followed by Science 88, Mathematics 85 and Social Studies and Religion 84 respectively.
In her victory speech, Kakuya, a special student, said she expected to pass the examination “but not to this extent”. She is torn between joining Kenya High School and M-Pesa Foundation Academy.
She wishes to study psychotherapy and be a psychiatrist as she loves “talking to people and anything related to the mind”.
“I dedicate this performance to all the people who have supported me through my education, teachers, friends, parents and the school,” she says.
It was however not a surprise for the school as the teachers say she always took the lead despite her poor health. She is also hailed as being a role model to her fellow students.
Her father is a manager at West Kenya Sugar while the mother is a lecturer at Kibabi University.
KCPE Results – Uhuru Kenyatta orders special KCPE, KCSE exams for candidates
President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Education ministry to set special supplementary exams to cater for students who failed to take the tests due to unavoidable circumstances.
He made the directive when he met Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and senior ministry officials at Harambee House before Dr Matiang’i released the exams on Tuesday.
“The president has directed the CS and his ministry to set special supplementary examinations for a special cadre of students who because of compassionate reasons may usually have difficulty doing exams during the normal exams calendar,” State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said in a statement.
Out of the 1,003,556 candidates who registered to sit the tests, 993,718 sat the three-day examinations under tight security.
While the exact number of students who failed to either start or finish the exams due to special needs cannot be put down to a number, the strict nature of the national exams calendar has in the past locked out students who fell sick.
These students, over the years, have had to re-register for the tests and sit them the next time they are offered, albeit a year later.
“These special examinations may be undertaken by students who may be ill, lose their parents, or give birth during the normal examinations calendar,” Mr Esipisu said of the president’s directive.
“This is already the practice around the world. We have been lagging behind that and I think it is time to bridge the gap.”