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Leaders, residents condemn cancellation of Chavakali KCSE results

09 March 2015, 11:56 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - Leaders and residents of Vihiga County have united in condemning Kenya National Examinations Council after it cancelled KCSE results for Chavakali High School.

Sabatia MP, Alfred Agoi said it was absurd that KNEC could cancel results of 313 students alleging they colluded in the English paper.

“If the school had over 13 streams being used by the students in the national examinations, how come they colluded in their English paper? Were there examination supervisors at the school? Or did the teachers chase them out of school and write the answers on the blackboards for them to copy? KNEC has left all of us with more questions than answers,” said Agoi.

He said that if there were cases of cheating in the school, all the 13 subjects undertaken by the students should have been cancelled and not just two, noting that the school had performed extremely well once again and would have been one of the best in the country.

He spoke at Sabatia constituency offices when he gave over KES 10 million CDF cheques to schools for bursaries to boost education levels in the region.

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The MP asked residents and all stakeholders concerned to stand by the school in the trying moments as they try to unravel the mystery behind allegations of cheating in the 2014 national examination.

Agoi said that the constituency was on a steady rise in the education sector following the heavy investment by all the stakeholders, and that the cancellation of results for Chavakali High School will not deter them from further producing sterling results.

“Even if they victimise one of our schools, another one will always come to the fore and carry the region’s pride. Keveye Girls is now here, on top of Western Region and it still comes from Sabatia constituency. Generally, Vihiga County will always perform well in examinations,” he said.

Keveye Girls High School managed a mean score of 10.3 and toppled other schools in the region to lead Western region in last year’s KCSE.

Agoi said that it was ironical that students are forced to perfect their skills in English language but when they perform well, they are victimised.

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