KNEC assures Kenyans of credible exam results
03 December 2013, 10:28
Nairobi - Kenya National Examination Council KNEC has assured the public that the
results of the just-ended examinations will be credible despite the problems
The final examinations were written amid protests by
Marking was completed yesterday with examiners set to
mark the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations starting to report to the
different marking centers countrywide.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya National
Examination Council, Paul Wasanga, assured candidates who sat for the national
examinations this year that they would get their results at the appropriate
“I do not think teachers would come and say they will
mark under protest. The marking process is such that when you mark there is
what we call the senior examiners. They look at your script, the one that has
been marked. They sample to check whether the marking is okay. After that there
is the chief examiner who also samples to check. So the process is very clear
to ensure objectivity,” said Wasanga.
Earlier on, the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education
Teachers (KUPPET) had threatened to boycott the marking process by pulling out
its members citing poor payments over examination marking.
The threats by KUPPET had created fears that the boycott
would have delayed the marking process which would consequently delay the
release of exams.
The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations are
usually released towards the end of the month of December each year with the
results for the primary school tests coming towards the end of February each
– CAJ News