31 December 2013

Kenya: Live Text - KCPE 2013 Results

Photo: KNEC
2013 Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination

Nairobi — The release of the 2013 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results is underway at Mitihani House in Nairobi.

- Kimutai Brian (Nandi) and Otieno Akoth (Kisumu) top 2013 KCPE exams with 444 marks followed by Junita Riziki (Meru) 442.

- All 2013 candidates with mark of 200 and above will be admitted to Form One.

Transition rate from primary to secondary in 2014 to be higher than 76.5pc or 650,000

- Kaimenyi to launch Form One selection on January 14.

- Those involved in exam irregularities will be barred from sitting KNEC exams for not less than three years.

- No cases of exam irregularities in 19 counties.

- Cases of exam irregularities in 2013 KCPE were 1,576.

- Ministry to seek audience with Chief Justice for cases of exam cheating to be expedited in court.

- There was an increase in the number of students involved in exam irregularities

- Candidates with 251 marks and above in 2013 KCPE were 417,483 representing 49.71pc of total candidates who took the exams

- In 2012, candidates with 251 marks and above was 416,900 representing 51.3 pc of candidates

- Kenya continues to foster good neighbourliness and KNEC has over the years continued to offer KCPE exams, with 904 candidates sittings exams in South Sudan this year.

- Ratio of girls sitting exams in Tana Rover, Marsabit, Isiolo, Samburu West Pokot, Narok Migori, Garissa Wajir and Mandera continues to be lower than boys.

- Eighteen counties registered more girls than boys for KCPE.

- Kaimenyi says exam centres must be commensurate with number of candidates.

- Candidates taking KCPE exams has continued to grow. In 1985, there were 334,336 candidates compared to 839,759 this year, marking a 151pc growth

- Fresh procurement process for laptops currently ongoing after first tender was cancelled in October.

- Needs assessment carried out with ministry of energy on electricity provision.

- Launched ICT training curriculum of teachers.

- Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development has developed digital content for standard one.

- Carried out sensitisation of various stakeholders on laptop project

- The government remains fully committed to provide 1.2 million laptops to pupils in first quarter of 2014

- Eight Acts of Parliament enacted but they must be implemented to the letter.

- Craftsmen and women are very few in Kenya; we must change our attitudes towards polytechnics and technical colleges.

- At independence, there was only one university in Kenya. Now, we have 67 universities.

- A lot of emphasis now placed on growth of special needs education.

- At independence there were 6,058 primary schools, but now there are 29,161 primary schools, marking a 381pc increase.

There has been a 34.98 percent increase in early childhood education institutions

- Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi says before 2003, early child education was not adequately legislated

- As soon as a student sits their exam, they need to be able to see their results within the shortest time possible

- Education PS Richard Kipsang says ICT needs to be integrated in assessment.

- Technical training colleges and youth polytechnics should not be seen as a place for those who have not done well.

- Students should consider joining these institutions.

- Students should not consider themselves as failures regardless of whatever marks they score.

- It is expected there must be hitches in an exercise of this magnitude.

- Principal Secretary, State Department of Science and Technology Prof Collette A. Suda says release of results marks a new beginning for students.

- The role of the Kenya National Union of Teachers, KUPPET and Parents' Association cannot be ignored.

- KNEC chairman Kabiru Kinyanjui says exam cheating a major problem; a wider approach needed to tackle the vice.

- Most improved private school is Highway Education Complex (2012).

- Most improved public school in 2012 was Mwambula DEB in Bungoma.

- New Lite Academy (private) in Komarock awarded as top school for 2012.

- Kathingiri Boarding Primary (public) awarded for being top school in 2012 KCPE exams.

- Kinoti Joy Kathure recognised as top female student with 430 marks in 2012.

- Top performers in 2013 exams will be awarded when 2014 results are released.

- KNEC has introduced merit awards for top girl and boy, top public, private schools for 2012.

- KNEC has examined and certified 15 million Kenyans since the council was established.

- Will start processing of KCSE soon after release of KCPE.

- Finished marking before Christmas.

- 11,533 examiners marked the exams.

- Marking of KCPE done well, despite a few challenges in the beginning.

- 2013 exams were done over two and a half days.

- Exams administered in South Sudan and a representative is present in Nairobi for the release of the results.

- Kenya National Examinations Council CEO Paul Wasanga says this is the 29th time KNEC is releasing results under the 8-4-4 system.

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