President Kenyatta was today briefed on this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his team.
CS Matiang’i said the results are showing a normal curve as reforms in the exam system are entrenched.
President Kenyatta directed CS Matiang’i and the head of the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), Prof. George Magoha to institutionalise the reforms so that the achievement made in the last few years is maintained.
The President also asked the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) 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.
President Kenyatta also directed CS Matiangi to work with Attorney General Githu Muigai to make presentations to the DPP so that cases of cheating involving more than 700 teachers countrywide are expedited.
As part of the President’s Big Four growth agenda, President Kenyatta directed Matiangi to work with the Ministry of Health to enrol all 3 million secondary school students into the NHIF programme with effect from January 2018.
Matiangi was due to release the results to the public at Nairobi School Wednesday morning.
Present were TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, KNEC Chairman George Magoha and Education PS Belio Kipsang.