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Exams Irregularities Decrease In The KCSE 2012, Says The Minister

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The minister said that each parent has a profound responsibility of supporting the government in the provision of quality education.


“parents have a duty in the transformation of the quality of education as well as the government, we will actually deal with the parents who would fail to take their children to school,” said mutula kilonzo


The minister said that cheating is no longer an option in the kenyan administration of the examination systems and the vice can be put out if the there is cooperation between the government and the citizens.


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“it’s a responsibility of every kenyan to make sure that the level of cheating in school, cheating is no longer an option in the examinations,” said mutula.


The minister said during the official release of the results at mtihani house in nairobi where he has called on the stakeholders to join hands to remove the existing gender disparity which now stands at 5% as opposed to the primary level which stood at 1%.


“in 2012 the gender disparity stood at 55 per cent males and 45 per cent with more male students sitting for exams than female candidates except in tharaka nithi and meru countries,” said mutula.


The minister said that all candidates should be given their results despite their balances saying it’s their right to have their results and certificates.


“all those who sat for the kcse should be given their results by their respective exam centres,” said mutula.


He farther directed the director of quality assurance to ensure proper measures are put forth to ensure that quality assurance in the education sector is guaranteed.


The performance in the 2012 was slightly higher than 2011 with at least 298, 560 d+ and above which according to the minister is the minimum pass mark to the entry of the tertiary education. However chemistry, physics and mathematics registered improvement while various subjects’ performance dropped.


“kiswahili and history and government performance index declined compared with the previous year,” noted the minister.


Irregularities

Only 1,700 in 118 examination centres were involved in examination irregularities representing a decline of 41% compared to the year 2011.


“exam irregularities decreased by 41% in 2012, 1700 students in 118 exam centers were involved in cheating, and i want to comment the change that now shows cheating is no longer an option,” said mutula.


Mutula kilonzo commented the decline in the number of cheating in kcse especially in kirinyaga, machakos, elgeyo marakwet counties who in the past have been topping the list of irregularities.


The 2012 kcse examination saw the 879 special needs students take part in the exams country wide.


Top performers

In the kcpe 2012, tony edger topped in the list with a performance index of 86.99 points from maseno school in kisumu county, olivier kiaye of maranda school came second while victor bolola from alliance high school third, abdalla hamsa from sheikh khalifa fourth and finally nyarangi obare closed the list of top five.


Top schools nationally included moi high kabarak, mary mother of grace laikipia, alliance high school, strathmore school and kenya high from nairobi closing the top performers.


Top national schools national include alliance high school with a performance index of 78.492, kenya high school, alliance girls’ high, maranda high school and loreto girls high school –limuru.


Precious blood riruta, molo academy and moi tea kericho were the top performing county schools nationally.


In the district school category, st teresa high school in trans nzoia county did exemplary well terminal exams in the while in the private sector moi high school kabarak; mary mother of grace laikipia, strathmore school, annesta boys’ high lanet nakuru and pioneer school topped the list.


On subject performance nyeri high school topped on the english paper with 13.69 points, alliance high school kiswahili and cre, strathmore mathematics, wami high school biology and biology , mary mother of grace taking physics with 13.46 points, chemistry went to moi high kabarak while islamic was championed by nairobi school


The top 5 counties included; samburu, west pokot, elgeyo marakwet, siaya county and embu.


Starehe boys’ centre and mang’u high school missed in the top ten list.


Results are available online on www.knec.ac.ke and through sms service where candidates send a text message with their index number to 5052 available on all networks in kenya.

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