CS Matiang’i: No exam malpractice was recorded in KCSE 2016

By Beth Nyaga

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) 2016 results have been released with Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i noting that no cheating took place.

Releasing the results at Shimo la Tewa High School in Mombasa County, the CS announced that there were no examination irregularities this year – a large shift from the KSCE 2015 results which had over 5000 documented cases of exam malpractice.

“No candidates were faced with irregularities. So all our students will get their results,” said Matiang’i.

This is a true reflection of candidates’ results, without manipulation and massaging of the results, he said.

The CS said that the more than 577 000 KCSE2016 candidates who sat for the KCSE 2016 exams will receive their results Thursday December 28.

The CS said that candidates of the KCSE 2016 exam can get the results by sending their index number to 22252.

KSCE 2016 exam was administered from November 7th to November 30th, 2016 and was carried out in 9,158 centres across the country.

This year, KNEC recorded an increase of 54, 209 more candidates compared to 2015 with 274,423 female candidates and 302,830 male candidates sitting for the exam this year.

In an earlier meeting with CS Matiang’i on Thursday December 28, President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated the CS and his team for conducting credible exams, noting that there was a significant drop in the KCSE 2016 performance.

“There are schools that registered 200 plus A students in the KCSE 2015 exam, but they could not produce even 15 in the KCSE 2016 exam,” commented Matiang’i.