We achieved perfection, CS Machogu defends KCPE results

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has broken his silence on the recent KCPE results, saying they are perfect.

The CS’s comments follow a public outcry over the results from candidates, parents and other stakeholders in the education sector who questioned their credibility.

But CS Machogu said the KCPE results on the Knec portal were correct, attributing errors in some results to transmission glitches.

“I want to assure Kenyans that the KCPE results on the Knec portal were correct. When we released the exam, everything was fine and principals of various schools can confirm that the results on the school portal were perfect, it was in the transmission process that there were some technical hitches,” said Mr Machogu.

Some candidates complained that they were given results for subjects they had not registered for, with some schools also alleging that their results had been falsified.

Stakeholders claimed the errors stemmed from rushed marking proces.

The CS made the remarks during the graduation ceremony at Eldoret National Polytechnic in Uasin Gishu County on Wednesday.

According to Mr Machogu, allegations of poor marking of the examination are far-fetched and his team of experts from the Ministry of Education are ready to demonstrate to the Parliamentary Committee on Education how the exercise was conducted.

He revealed that he had sent Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang to meet the Parliamentary Education Committee to assess the Knec portal.

“The marking of the just concluded KCPE was perfect, I have competent officers who did a perfect job during the marking and a few challenges that were witnessed were as a result of technical hitches which will soon be addressed,” the CS said.

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