– Education Cabinet Secretary has come under fire over what has now been claimed; the release of botched KCSE results
– The results were released on Thursday, December 29, two months to the expected, usual release date
– NARC Kenya’s Martha Karua has tossed her voice into the growing tussle between KNUT and Fred Matiangi
The KCSE 2016 results have raised questions on the credibility of the exams owing to its spectacular release a month after the examinations.
The Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has come under fire from KNUT on claims that the examination was not credible.
KNUT wants the results cancelled and a remark of the exams to be commissioned. The uproar came after it emerged that only a measly number of the 2016 candidates made it to the University in comparison to the other years.
Over 300,000 students scored grades D, D- and E grades and missed the opportunity to join legitimate tertiary institutions.
Martha Karua voiced her support for the results and the government saying that KNUT was showing double standards .
“Is @WSossion doubting the teachers who marked the exams? Let’s support reforms of the education sector initiated by @FredMatiangi?” Karua asked on Twitter.
According to Karua, KNUT had sat on the fence the past year when the number of A’s scored in the exams were in droves only to speak when cheating in the exam had been curbed.
“Similar calls for audit should have come when ‘A’s suddenly became all too common,” Karua said further.
KNUTS secretary general, Wilson Sossion had earlier claimed that after investigations, they had reached a conclusion that results did not reflect the true performance of students.
He further claimed that the due process was not followed which casts doubt on the results legitimacy.