KCSE exam results to be released Wednesday morning
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha will Wednesday morning release the 2019 KCSE examination results.
The results will be announced three days earlier than was the case last year.
A total of 699,745 candidates sat this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
On Monday, Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) board held a meeting to approve the results ahead of submission to President Uhuru Kenyatta before they are made public.
Already Education stakeholders have been invited for the release of the results at Knec headquarters on Dennis Pritt road.
The marking of the examination was concluded on Thursday and Knec officials immediately embarked on analysing the results.
This year’s examination which was conducted between November 4 and 27 and marking started on November 28 in 20 schools in Nairobi and it’s environs.
Last year, the results were released on December 21.
A total of 26,597 teachers marked this year’s KCSE examinations in 20 stations in Nairobi and its environs.
The examination was done in 10,287 centres across the country with a total of 21 cases of examination malpractices being reported and 90 mobile phones being confiscated from candidates during the examination.
According to Prof Magoha, 300 schools had been put under watch following reports of planned cheating.
Last year, Knec cancelled KCSE results for 3,427 candidates in 44 centres from 16 counties in the country due to cheating as compared to 1,205 in 2017.
Last year, 90,000 candidates scored C+ and above which allowed them to join universities with the best candidate Juliet Otieno of Pangani Girls garnering 87.644 points.
Source: Daily Nation
How to check for your KCSE Results 2019 via SMS and Online
How to Check KCSE Results 2019 via SMS
KCSE Results 2019 results can be received by sending an SMS with your Index Number followed by full KNEC initials to 20076 for Safaricom, Airtel and Telcom networks. Due to the high number of requests being made at that particular time, the feedback may take a few minutes to arrive.
How to Check KCSE Results 2019 Online
To check KCSE results online, go to the KNEC website: http://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/ and enter your Index number.
School headteachers can download and print the results from the KNEC portal and website
- Visit the official KNEC schools portal
- To login to the KNEC portal, Insert the User Name and Password which you used during the KCSE 2019 registration.
- Fill in the following fields under the box labelled ‘FROM INDEX’, input the index number of the first candidate and in the box labelled ‘TO INDEX NUMBER’ input the last candidate’s index Number. Click on ‘VIEW REPORT’. Then Menu labeled ‘EXPORT’.
- Select the format you would like to export the KCSE Result Slips e.g. ‘WORD’ or ‘PDF’ formats.
NOTE: The KCSE Result slips will be downloaded to an offline storage in your computer. You can then print the downloaded result slips.
KCSE Results 2019 Release date
2019 KCSE results to be released on 18/12/2019 after Knec board approves evaluation process. 699,745 candidates sat the examinations.
Top 10 Schools in KCSE Results 2019
Candidates should visit their examination centers for their official results slip.
The ministry of education advises parents teachers and pupils to check the KCSE results and KCSE result slip for any anomaly such as incorrect candidate’s name, school name and code as well as wrong subject grade and report to KNEC within a month after the announcement.
Guidelines of Releasing of KCSE Results 2019
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to bring the following information to the attention of all institutions presenting candidates for the KNEC examinations:
KCSE Results Slips and Printouts
Each of the institutions that enter candidates for the KNEC examinations shall receive a hard copy of the institution’s examination results printout and result slips which captures the following information:
- School’s Code and Name
This appears on the top left side of the printout. The institution’s code is a unique number by which an examination centre is identified by the Council. This is the number that an institution should always quote whenever communicating with Kenya National Examination Council -.
- Candidates Details
Below the institution’s name and code are details of the candidates. These details include the index number of the candidate, year of examination, gender, individual subject grades and the mean grade.
The important features of the examination results are as indicated below:-
X – Denotes an absent candidate. A candidate is declared absent if he/she did not sit for one or all papers in the examination. However, for the KCSE examination results, the symbol AB indicates an absence;
Y- Denotes that the candidate was involved in an examination irregularity. For the KCSE examination results, the symbol 00 indicates an irregularity;
P– Denotes that the candidate’s examination results have been pended due to infringement on the entry requirements for the examination e.g. incorrect KCPE details for entry in KCSE examination;
W- Denotes that the candidate’s examination results have been withheld on suspicion that the candidate has been involved in an examination malpractice and investigations are ongoing;
U- denotes ungraded examination results due to infringement of the awards criteria.
The details of pended, withheld and irregularities are communicated to the institution through the Sub County Director of Education at the time of release of the examination results and are received by the institutions at the same time with the examination results.
Release of KCSE 2019 Certificates
Once certificates for a specific examination are ready for collection/dispatch from Kenya National Examination Council – KNEC, the institutions shall be informed through the mass and print media, Sub County Directors of Education and/or the heads of institutions:
All certificates for regular candidates are issued through the Heads of Schools/Institutions and to private candidates through the Sub County Directors of Education.
The Kenya National Examinations Council reserves the right to withdraw a certificate for amendment or for any other reason should this be necessary.
Period of launching queries after release of KCSE Results 2019
The Kenya National Examinations Council allows thirty (30) days after the date of release of the results/certificates for candidate(s) or institution(s) to raise any query arising from the released examination results/certificates.
Queries about KCSE results/certificates must be made through the Heads of Schools/Institutions and the Sub County Directors of Education. The appeal documents must reach KNEC not later than thirty (30) days after the release of the examination results/certificates, after which the query shall attract a penalty.
Charges on Queries after Release of KCSE Examination Results
- Any amendment on name, gender and year of birth attracts a penalty of 3,000/= (three thousand) per candidate if the query is submitted after thirty (30) days after the date of release of examination results
- The Head of Institution must request in writing explaining the origin of the error.
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KCSE Results 2019 remarking
The Kenya National Examinations Council – KNEC is accepting requests to remark any subject any candidate may have doubts with for 2019 KCSE Results. This is if the candidate feels that the results got did not reflect what was expected.
KCSE 2019 Results remarking procedure
The candidate should submit the request for remarking within 30 (Thirty) Days after the date the results were released. This remarking will attract a fee of Ksh. 1000.
Remarking of scripts may be undertaken by the Council at the written request of the headteachers who presented the candidate. For remarking from a private candidate shall be channeled through the Provincial Directors of Education or the District Education Officers of the Ministry of Education or the candidate presenting himself/herself physically at Mitihani House, KNEC Headquarters where one will need to fill a form.
The Council shall undertake to remark scripts only after satisfactory reasons are given by the requesting headteacher justifying the remarking of scripts for a candidate whose results have already been issued.
The Council may reject any request for remarking where in its opinion, a strong case for the same has not been established.
KCSE 2019 Mean Grade Award Descriptions
Mean grade will be CRNM, if the course requirements for the Teacher education, Business and Technical examinations are not met.
KCSE 2019 grading system
The 2018 KCSE exams whose results are set to be out by 20th December, will use the following grading system.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 KCSE CANDIDATES
Schools are advised to log onto the KNEC website: www.knec.ac-portal.ac.ke to upload the candidates’ details during the registration period.
Persons who intend to register as private candidates for the 2016 KCSE examination are advised to download the private candidates registration form from the KNEC website www.knec.ac.ke, fill it and submit it to the Sub County Education Officer for further guidance during the registration period.
Students intending to register as private candidates are asked to carefully read the instructions on the registration form before filling and submitting it to the Sub County Education Officer.
All persons intending to register as private and repeating candidates will be required to pay examination fees to KNEC KCSE fees collection accounts in any of the banks listed below:
Sub County Education Officers, heads of secondary schools presenting candidates for 2019 KCSE examinations are asked to download the guidelines for the registration of candidates from the KNEC website for detailed information.
All students, parents, headteachers and Sub County Education Officers are hereby requested to adhere to the deadlines prescribed by the Council for the registration of candidates for the KCSE 2019 examinations.Knec KCSE 2019 RESULTS
KCSE Registration 2019
The KNEC KCSE Registration in Kenya is purely an online process (no paperwork involved). to register visit this website: www.knec-registration.ac.ke/kcse/
KNEC KCSE 2019 Registration Guidelines
KNEC KCSE Registration process has four simple steps;
- Step 1: Visit the KNEC website.
- Step 2: Download the candidates’ registration application
- Step 3: Fill the candidates details to create the registration file
- Step 4: Login into the KNEC website and:
- Upload the registration file
- Enter new candidate (fully online)
- Edit existing candidates
- Edit school details
- Generate and print nominal roll
- Generate and print school invoice
NB: This application is only available up to last day of the Registration period
KNEC KCSE 2019 Registration System
- You will need to have your user name and password. The username is the school code. Kindly note that the code is now an 8-digit number. The county code has been appended to the earlier 6-digit school code.
- To obtain password, send an SMS to 22262 with the format KCSE#centrecode e.g KCSE#12345678 , you will then receive an 8-digit number which you shall use as the password to log in.
- Enter your user name and password
- Click Log In
- Upon successful login, you will be required to change your password as a security measure ensuring that only authorized persons can access your registration details. The form below will appear that will allow you to change your password.
NB: Appears only if accessing the system for the first time.
KNEC KCSE 2019 Changing Password during Registration
- Type in your default password in the input labeled Current Password.
- Enter the new password (Can be any combination of letters or numbers) in the input labeled New Password.
- Confirm the new password (Please don’t copy-paste), by re-typing the password in the input labeled Confirm Password.
- Click Change Password to effect the changes
- You will get a successful confirmation as show by screen below6. Click Continue to proceed to the upload – registration of candidates. PHOTOGRAPHS
KNEC KCSE 2019 Photo Specifications
The following guidelines will help when processing the photographs:
- It must be a passport photograph, should be colored and must be taken using a digital camera.
- The photo should be taken on a cream or light grey background (the backgrounds should be plain not flowered)
- Photo size should be 45mm high x 35mm wide
- Free from shadows.
- The photo should be taken with eyes open and clearly visible (no sunglasses or spectacles)
- The candidate should be facing forward, looking straight at the camera.
- The Candidate should be having a neutral expression with the mouth closed (no grinning, frowning or raised eyebrows)
- Each candidate should be on his/her own, no group photos or objects like dummies or toys or even other people being visible on the photos.
- The photo should be in sharp focus and clear with a strong definition between the face and background.
- The photo must contain the full face, neck and shoulders of the candidate in frontal view
- The photo should be recent (not more than six months old)
- The photos MUST be saved with the full index of the candidate and in JPG format i.e. the 11digits e.g. 01101001001.jpeg. NO PHOTO SHOULD BE SAVED WITH THE NAMES OF THE CANDIDATES.
- All photos should be taken in school uniform
- In addition to uploading the photos all schools should submit the saved photographs to KNEC offices through their D.E.O’s in CD’s (each photo should be matched with the index numbers not names, in JPG format).
KNEC KCSE 2019 Photos Uploading
- Transfer candidates’ photo onto a computer
- Rename / save the photos with the candidate index number (no photo should be saved with the candidates’ names)
- Create a folder named your center code
- Copy all the candidates photos onto that folder
- Zip/compress the folder
a. Right click the folder with Photos
b. Select Send to
c. Click on Compressed (zipped) folder
- Log on back to KNEC website (www.knec-registration.ac.ke/kcse/)
- Click upload button candidate photos
- Enter your username and password
- From the TASKS drop down list, select Upload Candidates Photos and
- click Continue
- Browse to the compressed photos folder, and click upload
If successfully uploaded, a message will show on the application.
KNEC KCSE 2019 Registration Confirmation
The KNEC KCSE registration confirmation for KCSE candidates in Kenya is purely an online process (no paperwork involved).
For KCSE Confirmation, the web page is www.knec-portal.ac.ke/confirmation/KCSEDefault.aspx
KCSE 2019 Results: Juliet Otieno emerges top in KCSE exams
A boy has emerged top in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam that the government hailed as cheating free.
Tony Buluma Wabuko from Kapsabet Boys’ High school is the best candidate overall in the 2019 form 4 National exams, results released on Wednesday shows.
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha said Tony emerged the best after garnering strong A plain of 87.159 points.
Tony Buluma was also among the Top ten candidate nationally in 2015 KCPE results.
While speaking at KNEC headquarters ,Nairobi, CS Magoha confirmed a total of 699,745 candidates sat for for the 2019 KCSE examinations at 10287 examinations centers countrywide. He also added that 356870( 51%) were male while 342875 (49%) were female.
2019 candidates recorded examplary overall grades compared to last year. The number of candidates who scored A plain increased from 315 last year to 627 this year. 5796 candidates scored A- and in general, those who scored above C+ were 125,746.
CS Magoha also faulted the parent for failing the students saying the parents don’t advise their son and daughters when they receive lower grades in primary level.
“parents are the ones to be blamed when students commits suicide just because he/she recorded lower marks in primary level, We have analysed children who scored less than 200 marks in KCPE and they have done really well in KCSE.” Said Magoha.
Professor Magoha also confirmed there are candidates whose results were canceled for various exam malpractices.
” Basically we have canceled 1309 candidates results for various forms of cheating during the examination process, it includes being found with mobile phones, carrying unauthorized materials to examinations rooms” Said the CS.
Magoha also confirmed the cases of irregularities has reduced compared to last year, from 4519 to 1309 of this year.
List of Top 10Candidates in KCSE 2019 Results
- Buluma Tony Wabuko — Kapsabet Boys (87.159)
- Barasa Maryanne Njeri– Kenya High School (87.087)
- Aboge David Odhiambo — Kapsabet Boys (87.080)
- Anthony Owuor Ochieng — Maseno School (87.000)
- Mathuri Natasha Wawira — Kenya High School (86.961)
- Kizito Ezra Sikuta — Moi High School Kabarak (86.960)
- Long’ali Chepengat — Alliance High School (86.924)
- Ndathi Hellen Njoki — Kenya High School (86.914)
- Siele Chelang’at Aileen — Moi Forces Academy Lanet (86.900)
- Laura Chelang’at Ruto — St. Brigid’s Girls Kiminini (86.533)
Most Improved Candidate in KCSE Results 2019
The most improved candidate was Kinyua Milka Wanjiru From Gathara Secondary School. She scored 179 marks in KCPE and an B- in this years KCSE. Others are;
Most improved candidates KCPE vs KCSE:
- Kinyua Milka Wanjiru 179 B-
- Mbugua Macharia 176 C+
- Joseph Mwangi 193 C+
- Timothy Mureithi 194 C+
- Muchai Samson 277 A-
- Munywoki Mwikali 199 B-
- Sharon Chepkoech 183 C+
This is a clear indication that candidates who score low marks in KCPE exams can perform better in KCSE exams four years later. This is a clear justification for the 100% transition of students from primary schools to secondary schools.
What next after the release of 2019 KCSE results?
The release of KCSE examinations is not the end but just a transition period. All Student should be ready to move to the next level. For Those students who have achieved the required cutoff points to Join University under government sponsored will begin doing revision as communicated by the Kenya Universities and College Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) in January ahead of 2020 September intake.
For those who have not met the threshold to join university are advised to apply to join technical institutions. In Kenya today, it is important for students to join other colleges and training centers for Skill Based Short Course before they join university and other institutions.