At least 9,354 students who failed to register for the 2023 KCPE exams will have an opportunity to sit for a special examination in January 2024, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has said.
Machogu spoke on Thursday at Mitihani House in Nairobi during the release of KCPE 2023 results.
The CS said the Ministry of Education will conduct a thorough mapping of those who failed to sit for the exams as the country fully transitions to the country Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
According to the Kenya National Examinations Council CEO David Njeng’ere, over 26, 316, 037 candidates have sat for KCPE exams since 1985.
“This year’s results will be the last of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) Examination, under the 8-4-4 system. 39 cohorts have sat these exams since inception in 1985, with two major reviews being made on the assessment tests used,” said Njeng’ere.
He further indicated that from 2005 to 2008 KCPE was offered to 103,779 non-citizens including South Sudan nationals.
“The candidature has been diverse, with candidates of refugee status and other non-citizens within Kenya sitting the examination,” he stated.