Concerns have arisen regarding the authenticity of the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam results, with parents noticing some changes in results.
Photos shared by concerned parties reveal discrepancies in results when schools accessed the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) official portal.
Grades for various subjects were found to have changed, prompting stakeholders to raise alarms.
Affecto Founder Ndungu Nyoro highlighted differences in results from Kenya High School, where grades fluctuated between B+ and B- in Kiswahili simultaneously, and A- and B in Mathematics.
Homa Bay Member of Parliament George Kaluma urged parents to address these discrepancies promptly to prevent any disadvantage to their children, emphasizing the dynamic nature of the results.
In response to the incident, Kenyans have questioned why some results were labeled provisional and called on KNEC to promptly clarify the discrepancies.
Kileleshwa Member of County Assembly Robert Alai likened the situation to changing election results, expressing skepticism.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu and KNEC have yet to address the issue, despite calls from critics.
During the release of the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results, Machogu acknowledged errors in the exams.
Candidates were affected by misaligned marks, and Kiswahili grades were erroneously placed under Kenyan Sign Language.
Science and Social Studies & Religious Education grades were incorrectly truncated, lacking plus (+) and minus (-) signs.
Machogu admitted lessons learned and indicated a change in service providers for future KCSE examinations to ensure adherence to required standards.
During the release of last year’s exam Machogu directed parents and candidates to Access results through the KNEC portal instead of the traditional way of receiving results; through SMS