Knec withholds results for 10 schools over exam irregularities
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has withheld form four exam results from 10 Secondary schools that sat for 2017 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education citing irregularities among the schools. Read Also:I won’t leave Knut-Sossion
According to CS,Education ministry will carry out investigations as the candidates await to know their fate on January 18.
Five candidates who were caught engaging in examination malpractices were disqualified before the KCSE examination season was over.
Heavy punishment await teachers who were caught cheating so as to serve as an example to others,according to President Uhuru Kenyatta.Related Story:9,846 students scored above 400 marks-Fred Matiang’i
He directed Dr Matiangi to work with Attorney-General Githu Muigai to make presentations to Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko so that cases of cheating involving more than 700 teachers countrywide are expedited.
President Kenyatta also asked Dr Matiang’i and Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) Chairman George Magoha to institutionalize education reforms so that the gains made in the last few years are maintained, directing the Teachers Service Commission to reward principals, schools and subject teachers who excelled to encourage high performance.
On Wednesday afternoon,Matian’gi released the KCSE results at Nairobi School where the overall showed a decline in number of students who have qualified to join university, with girls performing better than boys.
Karimi Naomi Kawira of Pangani Girls emerges top candidate with a mean of 87.011,followed by Sharon Chepchumba from Moi Girls as Kamau Brian Maina from Alliance High School settled for the third position. Similar Story:Over 600,000 KCSE Candidates Start 2017 Tests Today
The number of students who scored straight As increased by one compared to 121 students who scored As in last years KCSE. A minuses reduce by more than half to 2,714 from 4,645in 2016.
Pangani Girls, Nairobi, is the most improved school as Alliance Girls and Kenya High shine.Internship Opportunities-Kenya Airways
A total of 615,773 candidates registered for the tests that were done in 9,350 centers between November 6 and 29.The exams were marked from December 7 in about 20 centres in Nairobi and its environs , which means the work was done in a record time of about 11 days.
Of this year’s candidates, 1,404 were special needs students.
Previously, the examination used to be marked for at least 20 days.This year’s cohort sat for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in 2013 and joined Form One in 2014.Related Story:Over 1M KCPE Candidates Start Exams Amid Fears of Political Chaos
Last year, only 141 candidates scored an A, 4,645 candidates scored grade A–, 10,975 attained B+ while 17,216 scored B plain. A total of 55,952 candidates scored B– and C+ in last year’s results. Overall, only 88,929 candidates attained the university entry grade of C+ and above compared to 169,492 the previous year.
Individual candidate results can also be accessed by sending a candidate’s index number through Short Message Service (SMS) to 22252.See Also:Save,rescue,empower…Faraja kids need your help!