KCPE 2014 results were announced on Monday, December 29, 2014. Today marks the end of an era. We witness the end of ranking of schools. While releasing the KCPE 2014 results, Prof. Kaimenyi argued that ranking stresses memorization of facts while ignoring development of concepts.
While releasing the KCPE 2014 results, Prof. Kaimenyi advised that: “Upon receipt of the examinations results, thoroughly scrutinise the results for correctness and ensure accuracy of the names, index number and gender, school name and code. Any discrepancy noted on the examination results should be communicated to KNEC as query within one month from the date of release of the examination results, including appeals for remarking of KCPE 2014 results.”
More than 889,000 candidates sat for KCPE 2014 in 24,000 across the republic. There were 1,702 candidates involved in examination cheating. About 51% of candidates who sat for KCPE 2014 scored below 250 marks out-of-the-possible 500 marks. About 0.06% of them scored less than 250 marks in KCPE 2014 with 0.01% scoring below 50 marks. The mode mark lies between 201 and 250 marks.
Only 5,584 candidates managed to score between 401 and 450 marks. 15 counties did not report any exam irregularities. Some of these counties include Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nyanza, Taita Taveta, Tana River, Lamu and Nyeri. English and Kiswahili reported the highest number of exam irregularities in KCPE 2014.
Dr. Kipsang' pointed out that the KCPE/KCSE examination fee for public schools will be paid by government this first quarter. He added: “Ranking of schools and students on the basis of national examination results, therefore, is discontinued with immediate effect.” According to the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), pupils, teachers and parents can access KCPE results by sending the index number to 22252 or http://www.knec-results.ac.ke/ to check KCPE 2014 results.