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KCPE candidates who missed exams to be given special exams in January

Ministry of Education will in January conduct a special examination to Kenya Certificate of Primary Education candidates who missed out on the exams released today.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu while releasing the results today said that the 9,354 candidates who missed out on the exams for one reason or the other will have the opportunity to sit the special exams so as to transition with the rest.
He also noted that 205 candidates who were late to register were  given an opportunity to register and do the exams, adding that they took an account that beyond this particular exam there will be no transition to them.
“Ministry of Education will do a thorough mapping to ensure that those who did not sit for the exams are administered to a special paper,” the CS added.
He further called on parents whose children sat for the exams to take advantage of the 100 per cent transition and take their children to school to ensure seamless transition.
CS Machogu celebrated the end of an era of the examination he said has been lauded as one of the best ,and produced the best brains globally with the first paper done in 1995.
“Just as the first results were released in 1985 by Minister Oloo Aringo, I am happy to release the last KCPE results,” the CS said, noting that  the first candidate who did the paper is now 53 years old and in the professional line, he could now be a seasoned Professor.
A record 1,415,315 candidates sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination this year, marking the end of the 8-4-4 primary school system after nearly four decades.
This year’s cohort was the last to undertake the KCPE to pave way for the full implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) in primary schools which will now see students undertaking the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) examinations.

By Alice Gworo

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