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Kenya: Live Text - KCPE 2013 Results

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- 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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