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Are Our KCPE Marks Being Taxed? Candidate Asks Why Marks Can’t Be Recounted Like Ballot Papers

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Are Our KCPE Marks Being Taxed? Candidate Asks Why Marks Can’t Be Recounted Like Ballot Papers

Dissatisfied with the recently released Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results, a pupil has asked that her papers be remarked.

Amidst her colleagues from a Kitengela school, the candidate confronted Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu on Monday in the press regarding the irregularities that shook the process of grading national examinations.

She added that, as a result of their concerns about missing their preferred secondary schools, some of the students who were dissatisfied with the results were deteriorating into depression.

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“I would like to ask the government, ‘Are you taxing our marks or what because if the ballot papers can be recounted, why not our marks?’

I repeat, if the ballot papers can be recounted, why not our marks?” She questioned.

Three applications were filed against the Kenya National Examinations Council, according to information disclosed by attorney Danstan Omari.

An individual initiated legal proceedings, seeking an injunction against the government’s utilization of the results for the high school placement of candidates.

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Omari stated that, by law, KNEC has a 90-day window to make a decision. If the review for the appeal application took place on Friday, the examination council is expected to release the decision around March.

Notably, the selection process began on the same day. Omari expressed concern that, as a result, these children would not be considered for placement in national schools or schools of their choice.

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He further cautioned that an attack on vulnerable children, who are defenseless and unable to raise their voices, signifies a loss of moral compass for the country.

The best candidate earned 428 marks, according to the results released by the Education CS on Thursday.

Since the government assured them of sufficient high school slots, more than 1.4 million pupils, according to Machogu, participated in the national examinations that commenced on November 30.

The following day, nonetheless, KNEC acknowledged that it had released results containing errors, such as candidates who had earned comparable grades in particular subjects.

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According to data released by the council, 133 candidates, including those who spoke Kiswahili and English, received poor grades.

“These cases have all been addressed, and the results for the affected candidates have been updated appropriately,” it clarified.

Are Our KCPE Marks Being Taxed? Candidate Asks Why Marks Can’t Be Recounted Like Ballot Papers

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