Parents of a student from Set Green Hill Academy Mixed Day and Boarding and Junior School in Kisii are seeking a court order to halt commencement of the form one placement exercise scheduled to start on Monday, November 27.
The case challenged the recently released 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
In the legal documents, the parents assert that their child, the candidate, is discontent with the marking of her papers, claiming that the results have caused significant mental stress.
The court papers highlight the parents’ concern about a notable discrepancy between the marks achieved by students at the school in previous years and the marks reported for the year 2023 in the same KCPE examinations.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu released the results on November 23, triggering dissatisfaction among several parents and students who criticize KNEC for irregularities.
The examination body has acknowledged these irregularities, citing appeals received regarding errors in results obtained through the short code 40054 provided by the Ministry of Education.
KNEC CEO David Njengere stated on Saturday that some candidates’ results had misalignments in marks and grades in Kiswahili, with placement in Kenyan Sign Language.
In the statement issued 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.