Education stake holders in Kirinyaga County have asked the National Government to investigate why KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion is demanding for a recall of the recently released KCSE results.
Led by retired Principal Julius Ndumbi, the stake holders said Sossion must have had a hand in the examination cheating going by the claims he was making over the results.
Ndumbi who retired after serving for 22 years as a principal and eight as a class teacher said reforms were a bitter pill that Kenyans must swallow it in order for the education sector to get better.
“The critical decisions which the Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi made to reform the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), in order to deliver credible KCPE and KCSE results had painful consequences and this is being manifested by the reaction from the likes of Sossion,” Ndumbi said.
Speaking to KNA in Kerugoya town yesterday, Ndumbi said there was need for change in the manner in which examinations are handled and that change had come.
He said encouraging cheating in examinations did not augur well for the children as they would grow up embracing the social vice.
A parent from the area Antony Ndegwa said going by the gusto with which Sossion has come out discrediting the commendable results Matiangi delivered; the KNUT leader should be thoroughly investigated to establish whether he was among the examination cheating kingpins.
“By writing to Members of Parliament demanding for the recall of the results among other things the official seems to know how examination cheating had been carried out over the years,’’ Ndegwa said.
The parents asked Sossion to keep off examination matters and stick to his mandate of championing for the teachers rights and interests.
Others who expressed similar sentiments were retired education officers John Ngure, Elphas Njera and E. N. Nyaga.