KCPE Results to be Released Today

Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results will be released today from Mombasa County.

Education CS Amina Mohammed with Knec Chairman Professor George Magoha

According to a source who spoke to Pulselive.co.ke newsdesk, the results will likely be announced from Star of the Sea school, Mombasa at 11am.

Checking Results

KNEC via their Twitter account alerted candidates by posting the number they would send their index number to get their results.

"For your KCPE 2018 results send SMS with 'Index Number' to 20076 #KCPE," the Tweet read in part.

On Sunday President Uhuru Kenyatta had hinted that exams would be announced today but he later retracted his statement.

Before the exams began, Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) Chairman George Magoha had announced that the marking of exams would take approximately three weeks.

Dr Magoha had said that Knec would use 20 machines it acquired last year to mark the exams.

The optical mark recognition (OMR) machines enable the examiners to scan exam papers with multiple choice answers and can handle up to 10,000 papers daily.

Exam Marking

Exams are programmed with the correct answers and detect the pencil shade on the answer sheets.

Since last year, only the English composition and the Kiswahili Insha are marked manually. After marking, the examiners are expected to pass the marked scripts to a new machine for the tallying of marks.

The 2017 KCPE exam results were released on November 21.

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