KCSE marking complete as learners prepare to resume for third term

Education CS Prof George Magoha. photo:file

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations marking has been completed.

Speaking at Starehe Boys Center, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha said that the marking which started three weeks ago was officially completed today, Friday 7th May 2021.

CS Magoha said the results will be released as soon as possible.

“I take this opportunity to thank all the dedicated examiners and a committed team of Ministry of Education and Teachers Service commission officials who worked tirelessly to ensure this exercise, which took place in 35 centers countrywide, was executed well,” said Magoha.

Meanwhile, learners from PP1 and PP2, Grade 1-3, standard 5-7 and form 1-3 are expected back in school next week.

The learners are expected to report to school on Monday 10th May for third term which will run to July 16th 2021.

“I wish to emphasize that Grade Four learners will remain at home until July 26th, 2021 when schools will open for the First Term of the 2021 Academic Calendar. This is necessary because the Grade Four learners were part of the first batch of learners who reopened in the first case of the phased resumption of learning after the COVID-19 closure in October 2020,” said the Education CS.

The Government has released sh.7.5 billion to secondary schools ahead of the schools reopening.

“We have also made a request to the National Treasury for the release of a further sh.13 billion for the secondary schools and Ksh.2.8 billion for primary schools. We therefore hope that schools will be adequately prepared to put in place measures to adhere to the Ministry of Health COVID-19 protocols,” said Magoha.