Kenya’s Education minister, Sam Ongeri, on Tuesday releases the results of 330,000 candidates who sat 2009’s Form Four exams. Its that time when candidates who went through the KCSE exams will be able to check their exams through mobile phones and computers.
The Kenya National Examinations Council plans to use an innovative system to make it easier, faster and cheaper for candidates to get their results. The service was unveiled last week and if it works as promised, will help relieve some of the anxiety of getting the results in the traditional way.
Candidates who subscribe to the short message service (SMS) will be texted their results immediately after the official release. Many others will also be checking their exams results through KNEC website.
According to council secretary Paul Wasanga, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination candidates or their relatives had a chance to subscribe for the results service by sending their index number to 2228 from their Safaricom or Zain numbers.The results text will be charged after delivery of the result. It is the first time that the exams council is using the subscription system as opposed to the deliver-on-demand service used previously which used to jam the KNEC servers.
Alternatively, candidates can choose the old way of getting their grades by going to schools and getting them from their head teachers.