The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has issued a warning to purveyors of fake news, cautioning them against spreading false information concerning 2023 KCSE results.
Amidst the ongoing controversy surrounding the recently released Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams, KNEC refuted claims suggesting that it had assessed a student who had passed away before taking the exams.
In response to reports circulated widely on social media, KNEC addressed allegations of grading the deceased student in biology and assigning an ‘X’ for other exams, indicating the student’s absence from those papers.
The exam body categorically labeled the post as false, asserting that the mentioned results did not originate from its official portal.
“This boy reportedly died before KCSE exams began, but somehow he pulled a mama Rosa, resurrected, sat the biology paper, and scored a D-, maybe because he couldn’t revise in the grave because of darkness,” KNEC Stated.
The post humorously suggested that the student had achieved this grade, perhaps due to an unconventional ability to “pull a mama Rosa,” referring to a fictional resurrection to sit for the biology paper, and humorously linking it to an inability to study in the grave due to darkness.
KNEC has been under scrutiny as students and schools reported downloading results with varying grades.
Concerned parties shared photos depicting contradictory results, where schools and students received different grades upon logging into the KNEC portal.
Some criticized the situation, highlighting the changing nature of results, with claims of grades shifting from A to E within moments.
Several individuals questioned the labeling of results as provisional, expressing skepticism about the reliability of the data.