Results for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) 2020 have been released by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha following a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House.
How to check KCPE 2020 results via SMS & Online
According to the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), candidates can access their results by sending an SMS with the candidates index number followed by KCPE, in capital letters, to 20076.
Safaricom has already sent out a message alerting interested users to check their results using the given code. Airtel and Telkom subscribers can also use the same results checking system
- Go to SMS on your phone
- Open a new message.
- Here, enter the candidate’s index number
- Send to 20076
The SMS will attract a Sh25 fee, and candidates will be able to receive their full results for the exam.
The information is also made available on the Kenya National Examinations Council portal.
The advantage of getting the results through the Knec portal is one can print the online results.
However, the results are only provisional because the Ministry of Education requires candidates to pick the results from their respective examination centres.
Candidates have been waiting for the results with bated breath and anxiety following the circumstances the tests were administered.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha :590,450 (50.07%) boys and 588,742 (49.93%) girls sat the exam.
Isiolo, Meru, Vihiga, Kwale, Kisii, Kisumu, Kilifi, Bomet and Uasin-Gishu among 20 counties that had the highest number of female candidates.
12,000 candidates were absent from school while 26,000 candidates were under 12 years.
The highest number was aged between 13-14 years which is the appropriate age.
Overall performance improved
The highest mark dropped 433 to 2020.
Public schools scooped 10 out of 15 slots of overall best candidates.
Female took first 3 overall slots
Mumo Faith from Karimwailu – 433
Wesonga Nazala from Chogoria – 432
Muriithi Angel from Maseno – 432
Wanyonyi Samuel from Nzoia Sugar – 431
Public schools scooped 10 out of 15 slots of overall best candidates with girls taking eight of the slots. Girls scooped the first three slots in overall performance.
Five papers including English composition, Kiswahili Lugha and Mathematics recorded an improvement. Five other subjects including English, Kiswahili Insha recorded a drop.
Female candidates performed better in English and Kiswahili Insha while male candidates performed better in Maths, Science and Social studies.
8,091 candidates scored above 400 marks, 282,000 scored between 300- 399 marks and 589,00 scored 200-299 marks.
2675 candidates with special needs sat the exam. Physical disabilities led the category.
Top 9 candidates with Special Needs include;
Brian Otundo – 420
Kibet Gibson – 411
Kioko Joseph – 409
Sibwa Blessings – 409
Naomi Omare – 409
Joseph Muia – 407
Fridah Shurie – 405
Fidel Odera – 402
Edgar Wilson – 400
Titus Musili from Kitui County was sent out of school for looking for lunch money and missed the English paper. The Ministry will consider his case.
Results to be collected from examination centres. For individual results, candidates to send index number followed by KCPE through short SMS to 20076.
Prof. Magoha: We are scheduled to open all schools on May 10, 2021, except for Grade 4 and Form 1. Inspection to take place before the re-opening date.
Performance of the 2020 KCPE candidates commendable with no remarkable difference from the previous years. Entry assessment tests when schools resumed played a key role in assessing the preparedness of the candidates.
All candidates will transition to secondary schools. The Ministry of Education has already conducted an audit of vacancies in both private and public secondary schools.
Form one selection will be based on the choice of the learner. Exercise to start May 28, 2021. 9,000 scholarships are available under the Elimu Scholarship program.
Security was heightened to tame cases of irregularities that were stamped out. Five cases of impersonation detected. Seven candidates found with mwakenya.
President has directed that we release all the results but those involved in malpractice will be severely punished.
It looked like the unimaginable thing to do being the first time to release results in April when the country trying to manage Covid-19.
When Covid-19 struck, the education sector was completely disoriented, we were at crossroads. Many people predicted doom and gloom. After soul searching with education stakeholders, we decided to bite the bullet. Many claimed we were risking the lives of learners and using them as guinea pigs.
We chose to make decisions for which we were prepared to take full responsibility. We are here to celebrate the results of those risky decisions.
The situation last year
2019 KCPE attracted 1, 083, 456 candidates in over 27,000 exam centres across the country. Of those, 525, 070 were female and 527, 294 males.
The counties of Nairobi, Kakamega, and Nakuru had the highest candidature while Lamu, Isiolo, and Samburu registered the lowest.
Invigilation at the centres boasted over 28,000 supervisors while a total of 5,785 examiners marked the exam.
Girls candidates performed better than boys in English, Kiswahili, and Sign language – and were registered more in 18 counties. Males out-shined their counterparts in Maths, Science, and Social Studies.
English, Swahili, Sign language, and Social Studies were the most improved subjects compared to 2018’s KCPE while Mathematics and Science registered a decrease in performance.
Of the over one million candidates, 9,770 scored over 400 marks while 243,320 attained between 301 and 400 marks. 586,886 pupils attained between 201 and 300 marks while 262,307 candidates had between 101 and 200 marks. On the other hand, 1,173 pupils had 100 marks and below.
Special needs candidates (2,407) performed better than in 2018 with the top candidate scoring 414 marks.
56 teachers were investigated over malpractice.
In the 2018 KCPE results announced by then-Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, 1,052, 364 sat for the exam.
527, 294 candidates were boys and 525, 070 were girls.
Female candidates were registered more in twenty-three out of 47 counties and performed better in English, Kiswahili, and sign language. Boys did better in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Religious Education.
Two candidates emerged top, scoring 453 marks out of 500 while 2, 273 students scored above 400 marks. 234, 573 scored 301 to 400 marks while 574, 927 candidates scored 200 to 300 marks. Those who had below 100 marks were 2,177.
2,495 candidates with special needs sat the exam with the top student scoring 446.
Four candidates were investigated and found guilty of impersonation and their results cancelled but allowed to write the exam in 2019.
TSC Nancy Macharia: 1.2 million learners sat the exams. 216,608 teachers prepared the learners. No intention of punishing any teacher who went beyond duty to prepare the learners. TSC will reward all teachers who will record improved performances.
She says President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed that all teachers take Covid-19 jab irrespective of their age. So far about 92,000 teachers vaccinated.
Examination Council CEO Mercy Karogo: The 2020 KCPE Examination papers were administered in three days by 199, 699 contracted professionals. The papers were machine-marked for 9 days in 18 marking centres.
PS Julius Jwan: All learners who receive their results must move to the next level
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