Lawmaker Threatens to Sue Ministry After Headteacher Cried Rejecting KCPE Results.
Didmus Barasa, a member of parliament from Kimilili, has threatened legal action if the ministry of education does not reexamine the KCPE results of candidates from Moi DEB Primary school in Kanduyi, Bungoma county.
His remarks came after the school’s principal went viral for criticizing the grades the ministry gave the institution.
In a viral video, the principal is shown crying and stating that it is impossible for the school’s candidates to get the scores they did.
In a Facebook post, the lawmaker disclosed that he had called the education secretary and urged him to order a review of the school’s performance.
“I have asked CS Education My good friend Ezekiel Machogu to order Re-Examine of the KCPE exams for the pupils of Moi DEB Primary School in Bungoma, commonly known as The Commonwealth. If this will not happen in the next 14 days, I will move to court,” he said.
The representative added that complaints of exam irregularities must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt for a person to be considered a victim.
He stated that students should not be victimized since those who managed the tests walk free.
“Examination cheating must be proven beyond reasonable doubt and not through one’s conscience and/or imagination. The definition of ignorance is where pupils are punished and no adult in the name of invigilators is prosecuted… Every counterpart must be brought to book na sio tafadhali,” he said.
The institution’s top student achieved 365 out of a possible 500 marks, a decrease from 418 on the 2021 KCPE exams.
The headmaster of Moi DEB Primary School appeared to be able to contain his surprise after the school’s top student got 365 points, which he described as unprecedented.
In a video released by TV47, a disappointed teacher whose child received 334 points denied the results and even contacted the sub-county directors, believing there was a problem with the grades.
“No parents! This is not possible. Our children have been studying and we have been working hard.
“You cannot even compare us to other schools,” he added after composing himself as other parents also joined him in crying.