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Kenyans want return of KCSE school ranking

04 March 2015, 14:38 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Kenyans want the return of school rankings in national exams after they were removed by the government.

In a mini poll conducted by News24 in Nairobi over the last one week, 88% of Kenyans polled said that they felt the ranking wads important in national exams with 12% against the idea.

The 88% said that they did not see anything wrong with the ranking as it promotes hard work from teachers and institutions.

The fact that schools would no longer be ranked also meant that the collective effort that is needed in the success of schools and students in exams would also be overlooked.

Further, they felt that students who did well and were recognized for their efforts would now be put by the wayside.

On the other hand, the ones against the ranking felt that it created competition which led to cheating in exams.

They also insisted that the fact that the ranking is over reduces actions from schools such as forcing students to do certain subjects to enable a higher mean score.

1,000 persons in Nairobi and its environs were polled.

Education CS Jacob Kaimenyi insists that there will be no return to the ranking system for obvious reasons such as cheating and unnecessary competition.

Kaimenyi confirmed that there were some 2975 cases of cheating, some of which were recorded in national schools.

" There were reduced cases of cheating but at the end of the day, we strive to ensure that they reduce completely and are non- existent," he said Tuesday at Mtihani House in Nairobi.

Kaimenyi said that stringent measures by authorities had led to the reduced cases of cheating and urged increased vigilance in 2015.

" I wonder why a national school would admit the cream of the performers and still cheat. If the cream of the national can cheat, what will the rest do," said a surprised Kaimenyi.

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