2016 KCSE: Matiang'i dismisses Sossion, Raila, says exams were marked professionally

Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i dismissed calls by the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) secretary general Wilson Sossion and the Opposition leader Raila Odinga, that an audit should be done to ascertain why 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates performed poorly.

Matiang'i said marking of the examination was done in a professional manner by competent teachers, and that claims that marking might have been done unprofessionally, were false.

"My ministry conducted credible examinations and released formidable results in both KCPE and KCSE. The Ministry of Education will not be destructed by prophets of doom, who want cheating be exercised during national exams,'' he said.

Sossion indicated Knut was in the process of seeking Parliament's intervention to cancel the exams, saying they do not reflect the true performance of candidates.

In the exams, at least 300,000 students got E, while only 141 got scored A grade.

Matiang'i was speaking in Nairobi, when he oversaw the Wings To Fly 2017 sponsorship program which is funded by the Equity Bank.

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