Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu released the 2022 Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education (KCSE) exam results on Friday, January 20, at Mitihani House, Nairobi.

In 2022, about 841,416 candidates sat for the KCSE exams from different parts of the country 

, which were conducted between December 2 and December 23.

Speaking at Mitihani House, Machogu noted that the government decided to release exam results early to allow the students to prepare for the transition to institutions of higher learning.

“As I have already stated 841,416 candidates sat for 2022 KCSE examinations compared to 826,807 candidates in 2021,” Machogu stated.

443,644 of the candidates were male, while 437,772 were female.

According to Education Cabinet Secretary, 14 counties had more male than female candidates compared to 17 counties in 2021.

Machogu lamented that a strike which was staged at St. Francis Mang’u Girls School nearly disrupted the marking process. However, he vowed to increase their remuneration and address their grievances.

“I have in mind of a hiccup that was recorded at one of the centers were a few examination officers threatened to derail the exercise,” Machogu stated.

“KNEC was however able to respond that ensuring a seamless progression of the exercise. At this point, I want to assure that they did a commendable job,” Machogu stated.

The marking process started on December 28. 30,000 examiners were contracted in the marking process conducted in 35 centres.

According to the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), the government employed a multi-sectoral approach to administer KCSE exams.

However, the marking process experienced some disruptions after a section of teachers down their tools due to low wages at Mang’u Girls High School.

Additionally, the teachers complained about newly introduced precautionary measures in the marking process during the Tuesday, January 10, exercise.

According to the tutors, the measures slowed down the marking process, taking them longer than expected to finish tasks.

However, Machogu and Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang showed up at St. Francis Mang’u Girls School to address the teachers’ grievances.

Speaking at Mtihani House Nairobi on Friday, January 20, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia vowed to intervene to avert exam marking disruptions.

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