It is always a nightmare when you fail KCPE exams. It is the beginning of the end for most Kenyan children especially those from poor families. It means you will go to a mediocre village secondary school without a laboratory and qualified teachers. You will be lucky to sit for KCSE exams. In short, your goose is cooked.
But one candidate has overcome all these odds to post stellar results in the KCSE 2o18 exams. Josephat Mwangi was the most improved candidate as he scored a mean grade of A- after getting 278 at KCPE.
His achievement is made even sweeter with the fact that he achieved this from a small school, Mihoro Secondary in Murang’a County.
Josephat is a true testimony that one can overcome obstacles to go on and succeed in life.
Education CS Amina Mohammed said that there was no leakage in the examination and that four of the six masterminds known for distributing exam materials had already been arrested and arraigned in court. CS Amina said tat in 2018 there was minimal cheating as no questions was leaked before.
The Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia lauded teaches for good service during the exam period. She noted that 62 cases were reported for non conformity and non compliance, five teachers were already interdicted.
Professor George Magoha, the Chairman of the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) cautioned students and told them to tell their parents to let them put their brains to good use. Professor Magoha told parents that every student got what they deserved.
Magoha thanked all the people who made the examination possible. He Thanked the ICT CS Joe Mucheru for ensuring that the examination data was confidential and secure. He lo thanked the Ministry of interior, the Inspector General and Health CS Sicily Kariuki.
KNEC had stated that it could release the results before Christmas to enable candidates who sat for the exams to register for courses that commence in January.