- Kenya National Examination Council had withheld results of 216 KCSE candidates of Kapkenda Girls High School
- The council released results of only 57 students after investigating malpractices detected during marking
- School Principal Jemimah Sambai said 159 students had their results canceled for colluding in biology paper
Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has released results of only 57 out of 216 candidates who sat for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams in 2018 at Kapkenda Girls' High School in Elgeyo Marakwet county.
The council had withheld the results of the candidates to investigate alleged malpractices detected during the marking of the examinations.
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Kenya National Examinations Council had withheld results of 216 candidates who sat for KCSE exam in 2018. Photo: Jacob Chebet/TUKO.co.keSource: UGC
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On Friday, January 11, the council offered relief to slightly over a third of the candidates by releasing results of 57 candidates.
The council however, ruled that 159 girls who registered and sat for the 2018 exams at the institution engaged in malpractices thereby cancelling their results.
Jemimah Sambai, the school's principal told 40days that the council, after investigations deduced that the 159 candidates colluded in the Biology paper which was a gross malpractice.
"Out of the 57 who received their results, 37 got above C plus grade. They secured university minimum entry points," said Sambai.
She said the school administration kwould convene meeting with parents and guardians of the 159 affected students to chat the way forward out of the crisis.
Sing'ore Girls, another school in the county which emerged top nationally in the 2018 examinations with a mean core of 9.690 had also protested the 2018 results by KNEC in which they drastically dropped to 4.8 points.
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