Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is facing backlash from the Opposition coalition CORD and Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) over the KCSE examinations results.
CORD leader Raila Odinga has demanded an audit of the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results saying the marking and grading process is questionable.
“We must ensure the students get the results they deserve because it is unfathomable that out of 577,000 students who did the KCSE exams in 2016,” said Raila Odinga.
“To have only 141 students from a handful of schools scoring As while 33,399 score E is abnormal and needs serious reflection by education stakeholders.
Raila called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to form a commission of inquiry to investigate the matter.
KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion and Kuppet Secretary General Akelo Misori have also called for the audit of the results saying CS Fred Matiang’i took Kenyans for a ride by releasing results of a flawed marking process.
Sossion questioned why CS Matiang’i failed to release results of individual subjects during the announcement of results a fortnight ago.
He noted that CS Matiang’i used a blanket system to grade the students saying this led to greater performance in humanities and poor performance in mathematics and sciences.
Sossion has called for the cancellation of the results saying they were flawed.