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MPs threaten to sue KNEC over cancellation of KCSE results

10 March 2015, 08:24 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi – Eldas MP, Aden Keynan and Wajir County nominated Senator, Halima Mohamud have vowed to sue the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) over the cancellation of KCSE results for Eldas Boys Secondary School.

The two legislators said they are seeking the court’s intervention after KNEC’s failure to explain why all 33 students from the school got a "Y" in the Islamic Religion Education (IRE).

“IRE is considered as a booster subject for students and KNEC’s cancellation of the results is unfair, inhuman and unjust. KNEC has not given convincing reasons for the cancellation and we will go to court this week to be given justifiable reasons,” said Keynan.

He said KNEC has also not given substantial reasons for its decision to Wajir County’s key education officers including the County Director of Education, the District Education Officer and the school’s principal.

Also read: Leaders, residents condemn cancellation of Chavakali KCSE results

“KNEC should tell us which offenses were committed and responsible persons other than giving students “Y” in IRE. If they were examination supervision officers, they should be accountable individually for criminal offense but not punish students after being in school for the four years,” said Keynan.

Keynan added that KNEC should re-look into the cancelled results of schools in the country to ensure that no student is wrongly punished.

Mohamud lamented that it pains students, teachers and parents when KNEC cancels results without substantial grounds.  

KNEC has also been condemned by leaders and residents of Vihiga County for cancelling KCSE results for Chavakali Boys High School.

The two leaders were speaking at a press conference at Parliament Buildings.

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