Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i urged to provide the way forward for over 33,000 KCSE candidates who scored grade ‘E’.
Kisii County Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) branch Secretary Mr. Albert Otungo Omari urged Matiang’i to work with the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) to provide “ soft landing” to those who got minimal grades in the national exams in a bid to prevent breeding criminals in the society.
Addressing the media in Kisii Town, Omari hailed the CS for his efforts and determination that led to release of credible results last year .
Omari however called for the creation of structures and permanent regulating standards that can withstand the test of time, even after the current CS moves to a different Ministry.
Concerning the KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sosion’s position of the KCSE results , Omari noted that Dr.Matiang’I’s efforts were worth acknowledgement and called upon the media to differentiate between an individual making personal or collective remarks.
The KUPPET secretary said the few hitches experienced in regulation and supervision of the national examinations could be tackled if all stakeholders were involved.
He called for benchmarking on the best’s practices for administering credible national examinations from various countries in a bid to improve and meet the international standards.
Omari said benchmarking would also help improve the welfare of the teachers who do the marking.