Senator Crystal Asige calls for probe into KCPE exam results fiasco
Nominated Senator and singer Crystal Asige
has voiced her concerns over the discrepancies which emanated after the release of the 2023 KCPE exam results, which saw several schools
and leaders call for remarking and an explanation from Education Cabinet
Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.
speaking on the Senate floor, Asige joined previous leaders who have already
raised their concerns with the KCPE results debacle, seeking a statement from
the House Education committee over the alleged errors.
The Senator asked
the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) to provide all data on all cases
of erroneous marking and grading of candidates from the KCPE exam results.
why there were discrepancies received in marks by the candidates in the NEC
portal and through the SMS service provider. (Detail) to the Senate gaps which
caused the error and how they've been addressed," she said.
asked the Ministry of Education, under which KNEC falls, to explain what steps
they were planning to do to address the rampant complains as the Form One
selection process kick-starts.
why candidates who received marks for subjects they did not sit for which has
since been explained by KNEC as a misalignment. Explain the steps, if any, the Ministry
of Education plans to take to resolve the complains before conducting the
secondary school selection process so as not to disadvantage affected learners,
" she added.
also asked the Education ministry to clarify the protocol and timeline
available to candidates contesting their results and addressing their concerns
over the matter especially to vulnerable learners in marginalised communities
who may not have the "access and information required to make the
the uproar, KNEC admitted to irregularities in the process, saying it had
received appeals over some errors in results obtained through the short code
40054 that was provided by the Ministry of Education.
brought to the attention of KNEC that results for some candidates had
misalignment of the marks and grades in Kiswahili as they were placed at the
Kenyan Sign Language,” read the statement from KNEC CEO David Njengere.
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