Date for release of 2015 KCPE results set
By JEREMIAH KIPLANG’AT
Over 900,000 candidates who sat KCPE exams last month will know their results next week on Wednesday. The new Cabinet Secretary for Education Fred Matiang’i will preside over the traditional ritual of releasing the results at Mitihani House in Nairobi.
This will be Dr Matiang’i’s first major assignment since taking over from Prof Jacob Kaimenyi, who was moved to the ministry of Lands.
This year witnessed a record number of KCPE candidates after 937,467 candidates registered, 48,304 more than last year.
In a newspaper notice on Monday, KNEC chief executive Joseph Kivilu indicated the possibility of withholding results owing to cheating or other reasons as has been the norm in the recent years.
“Candidates with withheld/pended results will receive a letter through the respective head teacher explaining why the examination results have been withheld/pended,” read the notice.
As has been the case before, the candidates will be able to get their results through mobile phones upon texting their index numbers to code number 22252 after the results have been officially released.