Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results 2020 will be released by May 10, according to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.
Speaking at the Nairobi School on Wednesday morning, when he oversaw the completion of the examinations, the Cabinet Secretary declared the exercise a 99.9 percent success.
He congratulated the 752,891 students who finally sat for their exams after months of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the issue of exam irregularities, according to CS Magoha, all attempts to expose examination papers were thwarted in a timely manner in a few centers across the country.
” We experienced a number of cases where examination officials attempted to open the papers with the intention of exposing them to candidates before the actual examinations started. We thwarted these efforts in a few centres countrywide, some of which I released to you during my weekly briefs,” CS Magoha said on Wednesday.
As a result of allegations of violating examination administration laws, 27 officials were stripped of their various responsibilities as centre administrators, supervisors, or invigilators.
Their names will be submitted to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for disciplinary action by the Ministry of Education.
Over the same time span, 37 civilians, including three university students, were arrested for attempting to commit examination fraud.
This comes on top of the 53 cellphones seized from students around the country.
“As we speak, security agencies are busy conducting thorough forensic investigations to find out if the gadgets were used to aid any form of cheating,” CS Magoha explained.