Relief for 2023 KCSE candidates after KNEC finally releases withheld results

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has finally released the results of some KCSE candidates whose marks had been withheld over suspected malpractice.

Kisii's Cardinal Otunga Boys fraternity was elated on Friday morning after receiving the results of all its 432 students who sat the 2023 KCSE exams.

During the release of the 2023 KCSE results, the Ministry of Education through KNEC flagged the results of 4,113 candidates across the country on allegations of breaching exam regulations. 

There is however heightened tension in some schools whose candidates are yet to receive results.

“I wish to inform the general public that we finally have 100% of the results and their results are very impressive because all of them are transiting to the university,” Cardinal Otunga school Principal Albert Ombiro said.

With a total registered candidature of 432, the last candidate a the school got a B-, with the Principal saying the students had 6 As, 60 A- 137 B+ and 26 B-.

Kisii County Commissioner Tom Anjere stated: “All of us need to take responsibility if the school has not done well, it's not just the candidate, it is all the stakeholders…so let us not get to this miss advise of chasing the principal on basis of poor performance.”

A similar sigh of relief was also witnessed at Nyakongo Secondary School after KNEC released withheld results of the entire 2023 KCSE cohort of 263 students, exonerating the school from alleged cases of malpractice.

In Migori County, Mabera Secondary School also received their withheld results from the examination body.

In Nandi County, however, there is heightened tension at Samoei Secondary School which is yet to receive its results. Area MP Benard Kutur expressed his displeasure with the Ministry of Education over the decision to withhold the results.

“There was no hurry of releasing results without not being conscious of people and the suffering parents are going through…you should have done investigations before saying these results have been cancelled because now you're holding students on ransom as others are celebrating…everybody is in limbo,” aid the Nandi Hills lawmaker.

KNEC flagged results for a total 4113 candidates over suspected exam malpractice.

Their fate was to be decided by a special committee constituted by the Ministry of Education where principals of affected schools were to be questioned regarding their claims.


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