Parents demand answers as 57 of 226 get results

Kapkenda Girls High School in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
Fifty-seven of the 226 candidates of Kapkenda Girls High School in Elgeyo Marakwet County have received their 2018 KCSE exam results which had been withheld.

The results for the remaining 169 students were cancelled.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) sent resultsfor only the 57, while the rest of the candidates received (Y).

The affected students had a (Y) in Biology and in their mean grades. The school principal and parents held a meeting to chart the way forward.

The results were not posted on the Knec website but sent directly to the school.

“As parents, we are still in shock. We don’t know what to do. Our girls did their best and we are yet to know why they did not get their final results,” said Shadrack Tulon, the ParentsAssociation chairperson.

In the meeting held on Thursday afternoon, the parentsagreed to have the affected girls to re-sit the exam this year. Some disgruntled parents told the Sunday Standard that they were willing to take the matter to court so that they could getdirection on the fate of their children.

Parents whose children received their marks said they are content with the results even though they expected them to have performed better.

“Last month when Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed released the results, we were not lucky. My girl was distraught. I am happy she has eventually received her marks,” said Vivian Jelagat, a parent.

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