Legislators call for remarking of KCPE, Demands a statement from CS Machogu.
National Assembly Legislators call for remarking of the Kenya certificate of primary education. Led by Tinderet Member of Parliament, Julius Melly and Marakwet West legislator Timothy Kipchumba Toroitich, the MPs have revealed plans to summon Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu to explain the incompetence in the national Assembly.
They stated,”The exam was not fair and credible. How is it possible for students in the same school to score same marks, some got marks for papers they did not take. We, the committee for education will conduct investigations. Those found culpable of mismanaging KCPE must go home,”
“When you see students scoring the same marks, there is a problem. And it has to be either the person who marked the papers, or the exam supervision exercise,”Melly added.
The members of parliament questioned on why the ministry of education hastened the marking process, then delivering results full of errors.
The legislators stated,”What was the essence of Machogu fastening the marking process? We are shuttering hopes of young students. Machogu has to be serious.”
In as much as the Examinations Council admitted to errors in the results, they attributed the errors to the sms service providers, highlighting that all results from KNEC were credible.
KNEC stated,” It was 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.”