KCSE 2023 exam results: 201,133 candidates get C+ and above

KCSE 2023 exam results: 201,133 candidates get C+ and above

201,133 KCSE candidates meet university cut-off grade after scoring C+ and above; CS Machogu says 96,235 are female and 104,898 are male.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu on Monday led the release of results of the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations. 

The exercise saw 899,453 candidates sit the form four national exams.

Speaking at Moi Girls High School in Eldoret, CS Machogu said the candidates will no longer access their results through the SMS system.

The candidates will access results through the KNEC website from today.

On the KNEC website, the candidate will go to the KCSE 2023 section to access their results. Candidates will then enter their index numbers and names as per their registration data. 

CS Machogu has assured candidates that the ministry has ensured the system is working. “This time we have worked with engineers and experts and we are sure that the website is working, and Kenyans will not have inconveniences we had last time,” he said. 

The council will also dispatch results to sub county education officers for distribution to exam centres. 

In the past years, the ministry had been using an SMS platform supported by mobile service providers to convey the results. 

However, Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang last year announced the abolishment of the SMS system. 

While appearing before the National Assembly Education Committee Basic Education Belio said that they would put in place a more effective system that will be free of charge.

‘‘We are building systems which will be dependent on our resources that will be available to our candidates free of charge,’’ he said.

The examinations commenced on October 23 and concluded on November 24.

A new grading system has been implemented in the 2023 KCSE.

In the new grading system, only two mandatory subjects, Mathematics and one language (English, Kiswahili, or Kenyan Sign Language), will be used to compute the mean grade.

Additionally, examiners will be required to pick five of the best-performed subjects from a candidate, doing away with the previous grading system. 

Previously the 8-4-4 system had five mandatory subjects across three cluster groups – Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, two sciences and one humanity used to calculate the mean grade.

The previous system was perceived to disadvantage some learners whose best-performing subject was not considered if not within the clusters, as has been the case since the inception of the 8-4-4 education system.

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