Parents sue KNEC over poor 2016 KCPE exams

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Mombasa, KENYA: A group of parents from Nyali Primary School in Mombasa on Wednesday sued Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) over alleged in accurate 2016 KCPE results.

89 parents whose children sat for the exams in Nyali primary school, claimed that the results released early December by  Education Cabinet Secretary Dr.Fred Matiang’i, did not reflect their ability or the school’s general performance.

In their petition filed at high court registry in Mombasa law court, they want the court to order KNEC to produce scripts of pupils who sat for the exams in 2016 for verification and re-tallying.

They said that they had earlier pushed KNEC to produce the scripts for verification and re- tallying of marks, but they had refused.

Nyali primary scored a mean grade of 337.35 marks in 2016 K.C.P.E examination, which parents claimed to be poor, as they have been scoring a mean grade of 380 and above in the past years.

The Ministry of Education  said that there were no cases of exam leakage in the 2016 KCPE exams and that all pupils received their results.

Students are expected to join their respective secondary schools beginning 9th January 2017.

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