By Victoria Magar
Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Prof. George Magoha has warned the media and social media users against triggering Kenyans’ anxiety over the release of KCSE results.The CS, who spoke at the Starehe Boys’ Centre in Nairobi today, said his ministry will communicate when the exam outcome is ready.
“People should not spread rumours on when exam results would be released. The results will be announced when they are ready,” he said while announcing the completion of KCSE exam-marking exercise.
The minister’s remarks were triggered by speculation that he was going to release the results today
Magoha also announced that the schools’ opening date remains to be Monday, May 10.The CS said the Government has already disbursed Sh7.5 billion for the running of secondary schools.
Unlike the other classes which will report to school on May 10, Grade Four pupils will remain home until July 26, said Magoha.The minister said the voluntary Covid-19 vaccination programme for teachers will be completed by end of May.
Magoha urged all school heads to ensure Covid-19 safety measures, including observance of social distancing, the wearing of face masks and use of hand sanitizers, are observed as learners resume studies.
Speculation was rife on social media and in media circles that Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha would, most likely, communicate the national test outcome today, however, we learnt that the Cabinet minister was going to officially close the exam-marking exercise today, and, thereafter, address the press on Term Three school opening guidelines.