Kericho County secondary school teachers have protested over the early release of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Education (KCSE) exam.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu yesterday announced that the much awaited exam will be released in the second week of January, dispelling earlier rumours suggesting an early release .
The teachers urged the ministry to refrain from an early release, expressing concerns about potential widespread discrepancies similar to those experienced in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).
”We want the right results we do not want hurried release, let them take their time and analyze and release the correct results such that if a student assorted a C it should be a C,” One teacher stated.
KUPPET has cautioned CS Machogu that a rush in the release could lead to a recurrence of anomalies witnessed in the KCPE results.
The protest occurred just a day after CS Machogu announced the impending release, assuring ongoing efforts in the compilation, verification, and validation of scores for a January release.
The 2023 KCPE exam results were marred with major anomalies, including errors where some schools recorded the same mark for all subjects.
Last month, Machogu faced criticism from the opposition leader Raila Odinga, who accused the Ministry of jeopardizing students’ futures.
A total of 903,260 students sat for the final secondary school examinations, which commenced with oral tests on October 23, 2023, and ended on November 24, 2023.