The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) on Friday dismissed reports purporting that the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results would be released before Christmas.
In a statement, KNEC flagged the online publication that claimed the KCSE results would be released between December 16 and December 22.
According to the Examination Council, the marking of the KCSE exams is still going on, and the results will be released when they are ready.
"KNEC has made no such statement. Marking of KCSE is ongoing and the results will be released when they are ready," the Exam Council clarified.
The flagged publication had also suggested that the marking of the exams would end by December 11, with KNEC maintaining that was not the case.
According to the fake notice, the release of results would be led by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, assisted by officials from the Ministry of Education, Kenya National Examinations Council, Teachers Service Commission, and Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.
KNEC's clarification comes against the backdrop of the controversies facing the Ministry of Education and the Examinations Council over the errors encountered in the aftermath of the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).
While appearing before the Education Parliamentary Committee, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu admitted that the KCPE exams released on November 23 were marred by errors.
The CS attributed the errors experienced with the KCPE exams to the company contracted to manage the QR code used for relaying results with Machogu maintaining that the errors were out of control but noted the errors had been sorted.
Machogu also denied reports claiming that KNEC awarded a tender to a local company to print the 2023 national examinations.