November 16, 2018

Sossion orders cancellation of 2017 KCSE results

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has on Thursday (21/12/2017) ordered cancellation of the just released 2017 Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) results.

KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion demanded the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) to immediately recall the results for moderating and auditing.

“The results are not credible at all, they are irregular and most disastrous exam in the Kenya history, and does not meet the international standards of measurement and evaluation,” Mr Sossion said in a statement.

He also said the outcomes would destroy the future of many children and hope of families.

Sossion accused KNEC led by CEO Prof George Magoha and Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i of personally running affairs of the exam body.

“It is shameful as a nation that we are unable to provide 95,000 as per existing vacancies in our universities, we can only supply 70,000. What happens with the remaining 25,000 available spaces, are all over 600,000 candidates total zombies?” said Sossion.

The Ministry of Education released the 2017 KCSE results on Wednesday (20/12/2017).

Naomi Karimi Kawira from Pangani Girls High School emerged top student with an A of 87.011. Sharon Chepchumba from Moi Girls High School in Eldoret came in second with a mean score of 86.83.

Kamau Brian Maina from Alliance High School made it to third position with a mean score of 86.75.

Releasing the results at the Nairobi School, Matiang’i lauded schools that showed great improvement despite challenges during the electioneering period.

“Overall, Pangani Girls is the most improved school in performance this year. What is most impressive is that we have County and Extra County Schools, which have performed well. This shows that when we are very honest in the things we do, we perform well,” Dr Matiang’i said.

Kawira attributed her success to God, hard work and support from parents and teachers.

Other top students in the country included Odero Donatta from Lenana School (86.56), Harriet Mueke from Mary Hills High School (85.95), Brian Ongiri Okundi from Kanga High School (85.94), Moraa Mong’ina from Pangani Girls High School (85.91), Mwathathe Emily from Pangani Girls High School (85.88), Wahome Cherry Wanjiku from Moi Girls High School in Eldoret among others.

Results, however, from 10 secondary schools were withheld over exam irregularities with a detailed report expected on January 18, 2018.

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