Some 1.2 million candidates who sat their 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams this year will receive their results today. This is after the Education CS George Magoha revealed that the results will be released today at 11 am.
Currently Magoha is briefing President Uhuru Kenyatta before he officially release the results to the public.
Once the CS has released the results, candidates can get the results by sending their index numbers to code 20076.
Marking has been expedited owing to the optical mark recognition (OMR) machine, which electronically scores the papers.
The optical mark recognition (OMR) machines capture marked data from candidates’ answer sheets using specialised scanning.
How OMR Works
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 used to detect marked areas as they reflect less light than blank areas of the paper.K
According to data from the examination council a total of 1,225,507 candidates were registered in 28,316 KCPE examination centres as compared to 1,191,752 candidates in 28,467 centres in 2020.
This reflects an increase of 33,755 representing 2.75 per cent.
On the other hand, KCSE exams will be concluded by friday this week and marking will commence immediately across the country.
Examiners who will be marking English and Mathematics will be settled at their designated marking centres on Monday.
Teachers taking part in the 2021 KCSE marking will be expected to report to Moi Forces Academy, Sunshine High, State House Girls, St Georges and Upper hill.
Read more: KCSE Marking Dates, Centers 2022 Revealed
Other marking centres are Loreto Girls Limuru, Langata High,Kenya High, Thika High, Buruburu High and Moi Girls Isinya.