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Why D+ student is taking Matiangi, AG Muigai to court
By Fay Ngina | Updated Jan 17, 2018 at 13:12 EAT
Education CS Fred Matiangi
  • A former student at Mvindeni secondary School filed a case against CS Matinagi after getting a D+ in the KCSE 2017 results
  • The petitioner wants the court to compel the examination council re-mark his papers

A former student from Mvindeni secondary School in Kwale County filed a case against Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and Attorney General Githu Muigai after failing to perform in the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education.

Ms. Lucy Momanyi, the lawyer representing the student, said that the former candidate was a very bright boy and that his efforts have been doubled after repeating the 2016 examinations.

“The petitioner is a very bright student and after repeating the 2016 examinations he has more than doubled his efforts and was expecting not less than a B+ in his 2017 examination results,” she said.

The student who managed to attain a D+ in the examinations, wants the court to compel Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) to remark his papers.

According to CS Matiangi, there was a decline in the number of students who qualified to join university (above C+). He also added that boys have generally performed better than girls.

The number of grade As in the KCSE 2017 results had increased from to 142 compared to 141 in 2016.

The student who scored a C- in the KCSE 2016, argued that the examination council will not agree to re-mark his papers without a court order.

The petitioner has also sued the Attorney General Githu Muigai, Mvindeni School principal.

According to Justice Njoki Mwangi of the Mombasa High Court, the petitioner has been directed to serve the respondents with the suit papers.

The case will be heard on January 17.

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