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Oruba Boys High School KCSE Candidates Stage Protest After All of Them Score D’s

Oruba Boys High School KCSE Candidates Stage Protest After All of Them Score D’s

On January 10, students from Oruba Boys High School showed their dissatisfaction by organizing demonstrations outside the office of the Migori County Director of Education due to receiving D grades in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

72 out of 75 students in the school stated they received D grades, while two students got C- grades, and one student received an E grade.

During their media interview, the students revealed that they had never experienced such a poor performance throughout their entire schooling. Consequently, they contended that the results must have been falsified.

“We sat for the exam’s 75 candidates but what we saw was unexpected. It is full of irony. We haven’t seen this thing for sure,” one of the students, Djijon Omondi lamented.

After the exam results were announced, the students tried to contact both the school principal and the deputy principal, but neither of them could be reached, even over the phone.

Their attempts to get the county education office to resolve their complaints were unsuccessful, as lower-ranking employees advised them to report the discrepancies to the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).

Frustrated, the students opted to march in the streets with banners, yet they didn’t reveal whether they or their guardians would visit the KNEC offices or pursue legal action in court.

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On the flip side, a group of parents and students forcefully entered two schools in Nandi County when they didn’t receive their results for reasons that were not clear.

Pupils attending Samoei Boys Secondary in Nandi Hills and Taachasis Girls in Tinderet alleged that KNEC was retaining their outcomes without offering any explanations for doing so.

Ezekiel Machogu, the Education Cabinet Secretary, refrained from revealing whether KNEC held back any results. Instead, he directed stakeholders to investigate the widespread failure among the 2023 KCSE candidates.

Addressing the audience during the announcement of the results at Moi Eldoret Girls High School on January 8, CS Machogu asserted that 2023 marked a historic peak in Kenya’s examination history with an unprecedented number of top grades, referred to as E’s.

“I am pained by the fact that a large number of candidates (48,174 or 5.33%) still ended up scoring 38 a mean grade of E in the 2023 KCSE Examination even after the Ministry used a more flexible system of computing the final overall candidate results,” Machogu commented.

Moreover, the Computer Science department failed to resolve the issues raised by parents who alleged discrepancies in the results obtained when downloading slips for their children. One parent expressed frustration after receiving two slips indicating varying grades of A- and B+ for their child.

Oruba Boys High School KCSE Candidates Stage Protest After All of Them Score D’s

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