Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is set to release 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results on Thursday.
The results will be released at Shimo La Tewa High School in Mombasa at 2.30pm.
Dr Matiang’i presented a brief on the results to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Mombasa ahead of the announcement.
He was accompanied by Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang, Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Chairman George Magoha, acting Knec CEO Mercy Gathigia and Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia.
This year, a total of total of 577, 253 candidates sat for the examination in 9,158 centres across the country.
This is as compared to 522,870 candidates who sat for the examination last year translating to an increase of 54,383 candidates.
There were 274,423 girls and 302,830 boys as compared to 243,581 girls and 279,289 boys who sat for the examination last year.
The examination was done under tough new guidelines that were introduced by the government to curb cheating.
A total of 5,000 candidates had their results cancelled last year following the irregularities.
Source: Daily Nation