While a number of Kenyans are lauding Education CS Fred Matiang’i, Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has asked him to resign over what the union termed as foul play in the 2016 KCSE results.
The release of KCSE results seemed to have awakened the rivalry between the CS with teachers’ unions, a number of which are accusing Matiang’i of making massive reforms to the education sector without involving respective stakeholders.
While addressing the press, Kuppet Secretary General Akello Misori noted that it is alarming that a whole 33,399 2016 KCSE candidates scored grade ‘E’ while several others failed to attain the minimum C+ grade to be absorbed in universities.
”This is a serious transitional examination which is supposed to be used by other institutions to select students to join other institutions of higher learning. It is unfortunate that we cannot now have a remedy for the failure which places only less than 20 percent of KCSE candidates in our universities,” said Misori.
Misori further added that a regular exam ought to have about 80 percent of the candidates excelling with average and above average scores.