Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang has confirmed that there were no errors in the grading of the recently announced 2023 KCPE results.
Addressing the media during the Chepsaita cross-country run inauguration in Uasin Gishu County on Saturday, Kipsang attributed the issues to a technological glitch in transmitting the results through SMS.
Kipsang stated that Ministry of Education officials would meet with Members of Parliament next week to address concerns and provide clarity on the situation.
When pressed to explain instances where candidates from specific schools scored identical marks, Kipsang deferred elaboration, emphasizing that the matter would be clarified during the upcoming parliamentary meeting.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu and KNEC CEO David Njeng’ere were expected to appear before the Education Committee of the National Assembly on Thursday but failed to do so.
The release of the results has sparked widespread discontent, with students, schools, and parents rejecting the outcome.
Parents and guardians of Kitengela International School and Kisii’s Set Greenhill Academy Mixed and Boarding Junior School have taken legal action against the exams council.
The schools filed lawsuits against KNEC, seeking court orders to halt the Form One selection exercise until their petitions are heard and resolved.
Parents from Kitengela International, represented by Pius Kiio, argued that the school consistently achieved good results in the past three years, making it challenging to comprehend the discrepancies in this year’s results.
Kiio, through Lawyer Danstan Omari, asserted that the 2023 results “did not fall within a reasonable range.”
Similarly, Evelyne Kemuma of Set Greenhill Academy expressed dissatisfaction with the marking of her child’s exam papers and criticized the hurried release of the results.
Kemuma informed the court that her child had experienced mental stress and torture due to the assigned grade and marks in the national examination.