Education CS Ezekiel Machogu Announces KCSE 2023 Results Release Date

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has announced the release date for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) results.

According to the CS, the results will be released in the second week of January 2024.

Machogu further added that the compilation, verification, and validation of scores is currently ongoing. 

This comes after The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) on December 8,2023, issued a statement dismissing reports claiming that the KCSE results would be released before Christmas.

Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) house along Dennis Pritt Road in Nairobi.


KNEC clarified that the marking of the KCSE exams was still ongoing, distancing themselves from the online reports.

“KNEC has made no such statement. Marking of KCSE is ongoing and the results will be released when they are ready,” the Exams Council clarified.

Some 903,260 students sat for the final secondary school examinations, which started on October 23, 2023, with oral tests, and were completed on November 24, 2023. 

KNEC admitted errors in the recently released KCPE results after several parents and candidates came forward with complaints.

Some students complained of missing marks for particular subjects, while others were awarded results for subjects they never sat. 

The Education CS defended KNEC, stating that the SMS service provider contracted was to blame for the mess. 

Machogu further affirmed that the results on the KNEC portal were accurate, and the errors were only experienced by those receiving the results via SMS. 

Azimio leader Raila Odinga commenting on the anomalies claimed that the government had bungled the examinations.

“Look at the examinations, students in the same class get similar marks in a subject, there is no bright or weak student,” 

“What type of an exam is that? That is a Ruto and Gachagua exam,” Raila stated. 

President William Ruto issuing the KCPE and KPSEA National Examinations at the Kikuyu Township Primary School, Kiambu County on October 30, 2023.


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