Nairobi, 30 November, 2023 / 9:55 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Kenya have weighed in on the disputed Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results that had numerous discrepancies, and cautioned the government against jeopardizing children's future through issuing of erroneous exam results.
On Thursday, November 23, the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) released the KCPE results. However, some parents and schools expressed dissatisfaction as discrepancies in the results raised questions among stakeholders.
In their statement issued Wednesday, November 29, Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) say, “We express our bewilderment on the KCPE results saga. Something is surely very wrong with the announced results.”
“It is beyond comprehension how an entire class can score the same mark in a subject, and that there can be a mix up of subjects and individual results, posting results for exams not taken like sign language,” the Bishops say.
Calling for a “serious review” of the results before the selection to form one, KCCB members add, “We cannot gamble with the future of our children, caused by the incompetence of those charged with the exams, or due to foul play of corrupt operators.”