The Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education exams will be released before Christmas, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has said.

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Over 700, 000 learners sat for the exams which will be ending officially today (Friday) after weeks of intensive supervision across the country.

The enrollment in 2019 is the highest since the inception of Free Primary Education, a project which was initiated by retired President Mwai Kibaki.

Speaking on Friday at Kapsisiywa Secondary School in Uasin Gishu, Magoha said official marking shall start next week, an exercise which would take about three weeks.

The CS said learners will be able to get the results before Christmas, which is usually celebrated on 25th December. Revision of university courses will commence thereafter.

Since the era of Fred Matiang'i, now the Minister for Internal Security, exams have been released expeditiously, a shift from the previous delay.

Already, Magoha has released Kenya Certificate for Primary Education exams results, which saw over 9,000 pupils score over 400 marks.

Early this week, Magoha said the selection of secondary schools shall begin early December, adding that all those who did the exam will be absorbed.

Prof Magoha was appointed as Education CS this year, taking over from CS Amina Mohamed, who moved to the ministry of Sports and Culture.

Magoha was accompanied by Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang. The two later joined President Uhuru Kenyatta in Kibabii University for the 4th graduation.