The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Senate to probe 2023 KCPE discrepancies before students join secondary school

The Ministry of Education has come under pressure over the discrepancies in the 2023 KCPE results

Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, PS Belio Kipsang and TSC CEO Nancy Macharia during the release of the 2023 KCPE exam results in Nairobi on November 23, 2023

Nominated Senator Crystal Asige has raised concerns about the rampant discrepancies noted in the just released 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results where incorrect marks were awarded, wrong subjects graded and questionable results published.

In her request for Statement read on the Floor of the House on November, Senator Asige expressed concerns about the authenticity of the results released by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and asked the Education Committee to provide a comprehensive report on all documented instances of erroneous grading of candidates in the 2023 KCPE and clarify whether KNEC has addressed each of the instances.

"The Committee on Education should explain why there were discrepancies between the results received by candidates through the KNEC portal and the SMS service provider and state how the gaps that caused the discrepancies have been addressed," Senator Asige said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Senator Asige also tasked the Joe Nyutu-led Committee with outlining the impact of the reported "misalignment" that led to certain candidates being assigned marks for subjects they did not actually sit for.

The committee was further mandated to delineate any actions taken by the Ministry of Education, KNEC, and other stakeholders to conduct an audit of the 2023 KCPE results.

The objective is to address both reported and unreported discrepancies before commencing the secondary school selection process.

Adding another layer to her concerns, Senator Asige urged the committee members to disclose the corresponding timelines established by the Ministry of Education and KNEC.

These timelines would ensure that candidates have the opportunity to contest the 2023 KCPE results.

ADVERTISEMENT

Additionally, she called for a detailed plan to assist vulnerable learners from marginalized communities who may lack access to information or resources required to challenge the results.

Responding to Senator Asige's concerns, the Senate Speaker has committed the request to the Standing Committee on Education.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

High Court rules that hiring of KRA paramilitary-trained officers as unconstitutional

High Court rules that hiring of KRA paramilitary-trained officers as unconstitutional

Outrage erupts as Super Metro violates traffic rules on Thika Road [Video]

Outrage erupts as Super Metro violates traffic rules on Thika Road [Video]

Ruto unlocks an extra Sh46 billion for counties

Ruto unlocks an extra Sh46 billion for counties

5 cartels giving DP Gachagua sleepless nights

5 cartels giving DP Gachagua sleepless nights

How EPRA determines electricity prices in Kenya

How EPRA determines electricity prices in Kenya

Overwhelmed Haitian police plead for help as gangs storm main prison to release convicts

Overwhelmed Haitian police plead for help as gangs storm main prison to release convicts

Final moments of woman found dead after falling from Kasarani apartment

Final moments of woman found dead after falling from Kasarani apartment

Wetangula addresses claims of plot to make Raila exit politics through AU bid

Wetangula addresses claims of plot to make Raila exit politics through AU bid

Woman dies after falling from apartment in Kasarani

Woman dies after falling from apartment in Kasarani

ADVERTISEMENT