Relief for students who scored D- & E in KCSE after new announcement

The students who scored D- and E gardes now have a reason to smile following the announcement.

Mr. Mandago declared that the 3,900 Uasin Gishu students who scored D- and below will get a chance to join technical institutes in the County.

Numerous projects

He divulged that the County had numerous projects which the youth can be engaged in highlighting that they ought not to worry if they did not qualify to join public universities.

"The county will hire the skilled youths for construction projects in the region that will be undertaken by the county and national governments,"

“We are about to start construction of more than 2,000 housing units in Eldoret under a national government plan. We will need skilled youths, this is why we must prepare them," he said.

Mass failure

The Governor expressed his concerns over the mass failure witnessed in the 2017 KCSE exams adding that the results should be audited.

"Many students have been locked out of institutions of higher learning. We cannot watch as thousands of children suffer. Their future will be ruined,” he was quoted by the Star.

However, the Governor noted that at least 500 students who scored E will not be part of this programme but promised that the County will discuss on how to assist them.

KNEC Court case

The results of the KCSE exams came as a shock to many as only 11.38 percent of those who sat for the exams attained the minimum university entry qualification Grade C+ and above.

Following the controversial questions raised, activist Okiya Omtatah filed a case seeking to compel the Exam Council to release certified copies of the marked answer sheets of each candidate in KCPE and KCSE.

Speaking exclusively to Pulselive.co.ke Mr. Omtatah divulged that the Government is required to be transparent hence KNEC should give candidates the marked copies.

“The Government must be transparent, it is a constitutional requirement. You cannot mark my paper and then you do not give it back to me. How do I know what you did with it?” he posed.

Omtatah highlighted that it was imperative to know if the teachers are also working well. The case is set to be heard on January 24, 2018.

Several politicians and leaders in the Education sector have also called for an audit of the results.

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