Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has unveiled the Kenya National Examinations Council’s (KNEC) decision to eschew SMS-based result dissemination for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results.
Instead, the 899,453 candidates who participated in the recently concluded KCSE examinations are now empowered to access their results directly through the KNEC student portal or through the dedicated link https://results.knec.ac.ke/.
During the result release announcement on Monday, CS Machogu disclosed that 1,216 candidates secured the coveted Grade A, with an impressive 201,133 achieving C+ and above. In aggregate, 526,222 candidates secured grades D+ and higher. However, Machogu expressed regret over the identification of 4,113 instances of examination irregularities, leading to the annulment of results for four candidates due to impersonation.
In response to the updated grading structure introduced in the 2023 KCSE examinations, CS Machogu directed universities to reassess their course cut-off points, aligning them with the new standards. Notably, there was a discernible dip in performance for subjects administered in the afternoon, indicating potential disparities in candidates’ early preparation times compared to previous years.
A concerning statistic emerged as CS Machogu reported that 3,685 candidates missed the examinations entirely. To streamline result distribution, the Education Council will dispatch results to sub-county education officers for subsequent dissemination to exam centers, facilitating candidates in retrieving their outcomes.
The previous reliance on an SMS platform, backed by mobile service providers for result dissemination, has been discontinued. Principal Secretary for Education, Belio Kipsang, affirmed this shift in the Basic Education Committee of the National Assembly, emphasizing the development of efficient systems at no cost to the public.
“We are actively developing systems that leverage our resources, providing our candidates with complimentary services,” declared Kipsang, affirming the government’s commitment to a more effective and accessible result dissemination process.