Some of the schools on the National Assembly Education Committee radar include Mobamba High School in Nyamira, which improved from a mean score of 5.1 in 2021 to 9.2 in the 2022 exam, a deviation of plus 4.1. The top school in the 2021 KCSE, Nyamberia, is also being suspected of exam irregularities. In the 2021 exam, Nyambaria had four plain A grades and 79 students scoring A- (minus)
The release of the 2022 KCSE results has elicited mixed reactions from parents, politicians, and other stakeholders over the unusually high number of students who qualified for direct university entry. Despite Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Mochogu’s declaration that there were no irregularities, the majority of stakeholders believe the results were abnormal and that the 2021 KCSE results should be declared null and void, with all students retaking the exams.
Some principals who were involved in irregularities are already panicking as members of Parliament set up mechanisms to investigate the results.The directive issued by Julius Melly, Chair of the National Assembly Education Committee, that schools produce previous results of candidates to be compared with what they scored in the 2021 KCSE has sparked widespread concern.
Some stakeholders have claimed that the 2022 KCSE results need to be investigated, even as they raise concern by questioning the ambiguous positive deviations received by most of the schools. In their investigations, the committee will look at internal assessments, mock results, and even competitive external exams, as well as inquire with schools about their previous internal exams, such as mocks.
Some of the schools on the committee’s radar include Mobamba High School in Nyamira, which improved from a mean score of 5.1 in 2021 to 9.2 in the 2022 exam, a deviation of plus 4.1. The top school in the 2021 KCSE, Nyamberia, is also being suspected of exam irregularities. In the 2021 exam, Nyambaria had four plain A grades and 79 students scoring A- (minus).
Those figures more than doubled in 2022, with A grades jumping to 28 and students scoring A- (minus) increasing to 383. The mean score also jumped from 9.3 in 2021 to 10.9 in 2022. Another school facing probing is Nyabite D.O.K. in Kisii County, which posted a jump of 3.5 in its mean score from 5.1 in 2021 to 8.6 in 2022. Other schools under the radar are Ramba Boys, Ugenya High, Rang’ala Girls, Ceborge Boys, and Moi Tea Girls, amongst others.