Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is set to release the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results on Thursday.

Dr Matiang’i presented a brief on the results to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Mombasa, ahead of the announcement.

He was accompanied by Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang, Kenya National Examinations Council chairman George Magoha, acting Knec CEO Mercy Gathigia and Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia.

This year, a total of 577,253 candidates sat for the examination at 9,158 centres across the country.

This number is higher than the 522,870 who sat for the examination last year, an increase of 54,383 candidates.