Teachers, parents, and students at Samoei Boys Secondary in Nandi Hills constituency and Taachasis Girls in Tinderet found themselves in a state of disbelief as the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) chose to withhold their 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations (KCSE) results.
In the 2022 results, Samoei Boys outperformed other established schools in the region, emerging as the best-performing school in KCSE results with a remarkable mean grade of B+ and an average mean of 9.8.
The 2023 exam has left teachers, students, and parents in a state of shock as the national examination council chose to withhold results of 292 candidates without apparent reasons.
Nandi Hills MP, Bernard Kitur, expressed his dismay while addressing the press at Samoei Boys Secondary School, describing it as heartbreaking for KNEC to keep parents and students in the dark regarding their results.
“We are really in shock as to why such can happen. How can you release results as education CS or KNEC if you know you haven’t completed your investigation to remove any worries over the performance if that is the case? Samoei Boys has been a great performing school here in Nandi East, it is very unfair for candidates and parents that they had to go through such,” the legislator lamented.
A parent at the school expressed shock at KNEC’s decision to withhold the candidates’ results
“We paid fees on time, and we have consistently supported our students, encouraging them to make us proud as parents. We urge KNEC to consider the innocence of students who did their part diligently.” He stated.
The parent questioned why other schools involved in exam malpractices and publicly reported in the media received their results, while Samoei Boys, which was never implicated in such practices, did not obtain their results.
In Taachasis Girls Secondary School in Tinderet, a total of 182 students also await their results as they attempt to retrieve their results from the KNEC results portal.