By Judith Akolo
The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) is set to release the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results next week.
In a statement, KNEC Chief Executive Officer Joseph Kivilu said the results will be released on March 3rd, 2016.
About 525,802 candidates sat the KCSE examinations last year.
In a statement, Kivilu said upon receipt of the examination results, candidates must scrutinize the results “for correctness and ensure accuracy of the names, index number, gender, school name, code and individual subjects.”
Kivilu says any discrepancy noted on the examination results and any appeals for remarking should be communicated to the KNEC within one month.
“Any appeals for re-marking should be communicated to KNEC as a query within one month(30 working days) from the date of release of the examination results,” said Kivilu.
Candidates who results will be withheld or pended will receive a letter through the respective head teachers explaining why the examination results will have been withheld or pended, said the statement sent to media houses.
A KNEC Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 has acknowledges that examination security in the country is facing serious threats due to technological advancement.
While weak examination regulations, inappropriate invigilation personnel, and lengthy process of remarking examinations and replacing certificates is compounding the problem.