The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has called on Education CS Ezekiel Machogu not to release the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education candidates (KCSE) exam results in rush as it were for KCPE exams.
KNUT want Cs Machogu to give examiners time to carefully assess and allocate accurate marks to 2023 KCSE candidates.
Speaking at a press conference in Bungoma, KNUT National Vice Chairperson Aggrey Namisi expressed concern that the KCPE results were hurriedly released, resulting in errors.
Namisi’s remarks surfaced amid speculations on social media suggesting that KCSE results would be released next week.
In his plea to CS Machogu, Namisi emphasized the importance of allowing markers ample time to thoroughly analyze results before their release, aiming to avoid the issues encountered during the KCPE results announcement.
“Please CS Machogu, we are not in a hurry, give the markers time to analyze results well before you release, we don’t want to experience what happened during the KCPE examination release,” Namisi stated.
He called for a meticulous examination process, urging examiners to review questions, mark accurately, and deliver credible results.
Namisi also raised concerns about widespread exam cheating in the country, urging CS Machogu to restore the education system on the right path.
He highlighted instances of a mix-up in the marking of the KCPE exam, citing cases where students who did not perform sign language were awarded marks in that subject.
The KCSE exams were concluded on October 27.
Cs Machogu released the 2023 KCPE examination results for 1,406,557 candidates on November 23rd, However discrepancies were observed, with some candidates receiving marks for subjects they did not sit for.
Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) CEO David Njengere revealed that 133 candidates were incorrectly awarded marks.