Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Wednesday morning, 21st April, announced that the just-concluded 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results will be released by 10th May.
Speaking in Nairobi when launching the marking, CS Magoha said the examination had been a 99.9 success.
He said the ministry would ensure that the grades awarded to learners are all merited and that the academic qualifications are beyond reproach.
He congratulated the 752,891 candidates who sat for their exams after months of uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
CS Magoha said that there were a number of cases of examination officials attempting to open the papers to abet cheating.
“We thwarted these efforts in a few centres countrywide. In all, I can confidently say that none of the 2020 KCSE examination papers were leaked save for the unethical early exposure of questions, which was firmly dealt with and did not benefit any of the candidates,” Magoha said.
A total of 27 officials were sacked as centre managers, supervisors, or invigilators over allegations of violating rules on the administration of examinations.
“As a ministry, we will be presenting the list of teachers believed to be behind some of the examination offences to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for action,” he said.
Also, 37 civilians, including three university students and two businessmen, were arrested for attempting to engage (or assist) in examination irregularities.
Some 37 mobile phones were confiscated from candidates in examination rooms.
Magoha said that security agencies would conduct a thorough forensic investigation to find out if the gadgets were used to aid any form of cheating.