Brainstar School results are genuine, KNEC says after concerns raised

KNEC CEO David Njegere at the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development, Nairobi. [Elvis Ogina Standard]

The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has ruled out the possibility of exam malpractice at Brainstar School in Isiolo County.

This is after the school’s result slip circulated on social media platforms indicating that most of the candidates who sat for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) scored 75 per cent in the Science paper.

In a statement on Saturday, November 25, KNEC Chief Executive Officer David Njengere said that following investigations and a report from the examination centers, the candidates’ results are "accurate and genuine."

Further, KNEC claimed that being a multiple-choice question paper, the candidates could score similar marks.

“KNEC has reviewed the results for the school and all the reports that were received from the examination centers and anonymous letters and has not found any indication that the school was involved in examination malpractices. Science is a multiple-choice question paper, thus making it possible for the candidates to get identical marks.” the CEO said.

The examination council has assured parents and teachers whose candidates had marks and grade misalignment that the error affected only the SMS results due to configuration issues.

Earlier, concerns were raised after some subjects like Kiswahili were placed in the Kenya Sign Language category while others lacked the plus (+) and minus (-) signs.

According to Njegere, the issue has been resolved and did not affect the results in the KNEC portal.

But for accuracy purposes, KNEC has urged candidates to collect their official results from their respective schools and raise any queries within 30 days.

There are about 133 appeals made so far, which the council says have been all resolved.

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