NO ranking of schools as KCPE results released
30 December 2015, 12:00
Nairobi - Despite protestations, there was still no ranking as KCPE 2015 results were released Wednesday.
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, while releasing the results at Mtihani House in Nairobi, stated that the emphasis should be on individual and not collective performances as was in the past.
He insisted that the lack of ranking was the best way to go and that any need for school based results was driven by the need to help cheating take place.
" It has been determined that school results was the main cause for collective need to cheat in the exams and undue pressure on headteachers and students," he said when releasing the results.
Matiang'i also stated that it was vital to have the issue of school results relegated to the past and urged teachers to work hard to ensure they get promotions, not depending on collective school results.
" It is performance, not presence that should determine if one gets a promotion or not," Matiang'i added.
Gender parity was nearly achieved in 2015, where Female candidates made up 49.6%, while male candidates made up 50.4% of total candidates.
" We have worked to ensure that the girl child gets as much a chance at education as the boy child and it is thus good to see progress in this sector," he added.
947,670 candidates sat the 2015 examinations.
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