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The Kenya National Examinations Council on Thursday rejected demands by members of Parliament for a forensic audit of last year’s Form Four exam.
The demands follow the cancellation of examination results, particularly in North Eastern, and complaints of leaks, unusual grading of some subjects and what appeared to be inaccuracies in mean scores for some schools.
But while the council’s chief executive Paul Wasanga said all was well, independent investigations by the Nation show that an internal, high-level inquiry into alleged result leaks is under way.
The investigating team, made up of Teachers Service Commission boss Gabriel Lengoiboni, Kenya Institute of Education director Lydia Nzomo and director of quality assurance Enos Oyaya, among others, has held several several sessions which Mr Wasanga has not attended.
“Forensic audit would mean that we provide raw scripts. We can’t do that. It’s not acceptable,” Mr Wasanga, told the Nation by telephone.
He advised those with complaints to seek redress in the courts. “I don’t understand the reason for a forensic audit when the candidates clearly cheated. They have been told exactly why their results were cancelled.”
He also dismissed the widespread belief that exam results for some schools leaked long before they were released by Education minister Sam Ongeri on February 29. Read more>>