The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has come in defence of Brainstar School in Isiolo after allegations that the school involved it’s in exam malpractice by the fact that all candidates had Similar results in the KCPE science paper
In a statement issued on Saturday, November 25 , the Examination Council noted that there were no reports that the school was involved in Examination malpractice despite learners scoring 75% in the science exam
“KNEC has reviewed the results for the school and all reports that was received from the examination centres and anonymous letters and has not found any indication that the school was involved in examination malpractice” KNEC noted.
KNEC further noted that science subject is a multiple choice paper and there is a likelihood that the answers provided by the candidates could be indentical.
“Though this may be assumed to be an examination irregularity, it’s not adequate evidence for KNEC to sanction the results for candidates without a supporting report that cheating happened during the administration of examination” the statement issued by KNEC CEO Dr David Njengere reads in part.
The council noted that only 131 candidates were undegraded in both Kiswahili and English papers.and that their results have been updated successfully.
” It was brought to the attention of KNEC that some candidates had misalignment of the marks and graded in Kiswahili as they were placed at sign language. There were also cases where the grades in science and social studies and religious education were truncated incorrectly and were missing the plus + and minus – signs as expected” KNEC stated.
According to the exam body , the truncation error affected only the sms results due to configuration issues and that the results in the portal are accurate
KNEC asked individual candidates and schools with a complaint to lodge appeals for review of their examination results within a period of 30 days in line with the council’s rules of 2015 legal notice 131 of marking exams.
The council finally advised candidates to visit their schools and collect the official provisional results slips and raise any query for review of their results, if any, within 30 days.