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Why it will take longer to know the top 2022 KCSE candidates

Knowing the top 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE) candidate might take some time because of the examination releasing method applied by the Cabinet Secretary of Education Ezekiel Mochogu.

Unlike his predecessor, Professor George Magoha, who used to give more details about the results, Mochgu has ‘denied’ parents and the country at large the privilege to know the best student.

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While releasing the result on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the National Examinations Council (Knec), he avoided mentioning the best candidate’s grade and the point entry.

This was contrary to what Mogoha and former CS Education Fred Matiang’i used to do during their announcements by giving Kenyans the name of the leading student, school, and entry points.

“A total of 875 males scored grade A compared to 271 females,” Machogu announced without hinting at the best students.

This leaves the fourth estate members with the ‘heavy’ load of searching for the best candidate.

The candidates who sat for their exam can get their results from their respective examination centers.

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Also, the individual candidate’s results can be accessed by sending a candidate’s index number followed by the initials “KCSE” through a short message service (SMS) to 28 20076.

A total of 884,263 candidates sat for the 2022 KCSE examination, which began on November 21 and concluded on December 23 last year.

This kind of formula is also reflected in the release of the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results.

He did not mention the best candidate.

He only mentioned the total marks the best candidate obtained.

This was also different from how his predecessors announced the results, which are always eagerly awaited by parents and teachers.

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