Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is set to release this year’s Standard Eight national exam results from 11am.
Dr Matiang’i will release the outcome of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education tests at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development in the capital Nairobi.
The release comes almost a month earlier than previous years after marking was fast-tracked by optical machines.
The 20 new scanning machines, bought by the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) at a cost of Sh90 million, replaced 20 old scanners bought more than 17 years ago.
“All details of the 1,003,556 candidates have been computerised and captured in these scanners,” Knec Chairman George Magoha told the Nation early this month.
The candidates sat the examination in 28,566 centres, which were managed under tight security.