Government set to release Kcse results today

By David Karani

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi is set to release the 2017 Form Four exam results from 12pm today.

The ministry on Wednesday said Dr Matiangi would release outcome of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) tests at the Nairobi School.

The release comes hours after Dr Matiang’i and his team briefed President Kenyatta on  the results.

The CS told the president that the results are showing a normal curve.

President Kenyatta directed Dr Matiang’i and Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) Chairman George Magoha to institutionalise education reforms so that the achievement made in the last few years is maintained.

Mr Kenyatta also asked the Teachers Service Commission to reward principals, schools and subject teachers who excelled to promote continued high performance.

But similarly, President Kenyatta said teachers caught cheating should be punished severely to serve as an example to others.

He also directed Dr Matiangi to work with Attorney-General Githu Muigai to make presentations to Direcrtor of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko so that cases of cheating involving more than 700 teachers countrywide are expedited.

As part of the president’s Big Four growth agenda, Mr Kenyatta directed Dr Matiangi to work with the Health ministry to enroll all 3 million secondary school students into the NHIF programme with effect from January 2018.

Present were TSC Chief Executive Nancy Macharia, Prof Magoha, Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang.

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