KNUT contests KCSE exam results, demands recall

January 7, 2017 10:15 am
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“We cannot celebrate an individual yet a generation is buried. We will seek alternative ways if we cannot be listened to,” he said./MOSES MUOKI

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 7 – The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) wants the results of last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Education (KCSE) Examinations recalled.

KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion stated that they are convinced that due process was not followed in marking and releasing of the exams.

He told Capital FM News that this followed a probe and consultations with examiners deployed to administer and mark the papers.

“We launched our investigations as a union and we have consulted widely and we have come to the conclusion that these results are not a true reflection of the candidates’ performance,” he said

Sossion stated that the results released last month do not reflect the true performance of the candidates, and cited clear breaches of marking processes that were overlooked by the Kenya National Examination Council.

He indicated that the union is now seeking the intervention of Parliament in its quest to have the exam results recalled.

He insisted that the right process that is fair and transparent must be followed.

“We cannot celebrate an individual yet a generation is buried. We will seek alternative ways if we cannot be listened to,” he said.

He also demanded for an immediate thorough and comprehensive forensic audit of marking and processing of KCSE examinations.

He argued that the examinations were not moderated during marking and claimed that the marking scheme was not discussed and adopted by the examiners.

He further faulted the rush in releasing the results.

Only 141 candidates scored the coveted grade A compared to some 2,685 who attained the grade the previous year.

In addition, only 4,645 candidates scored grade A– (minus), 10, 975 attained B+ while 17,216 scored B plain.

Some 55,952 candidates scored grade B– and C+.

Cumulatively, only 88,929 candidates attained the university entry grade of C+ and above compared 169,492 who scored similar grades last year.

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