17 candidates who scored similar marks from same school admitted to one secondary school
All 17 candidates who did their kcpe at Chingondi Primary in Bomet County, who have, in a rare coincidence, scored the same marks in the 2021 results, have been admitted to the same secondary school.
The top candidate from the school scored 110 marks and not 137 as was initially reported. All of them have been admitted to Muiywek Secondary School.
“It appears that fate is binding them together for another four years, they have received admission letters and are expected to attend same secondary school which is in the neighbourhood,” said teacher who sought anonymity.
“This means that students will be able to commute to and from their parents’ home and school. This puts an end to the speculations that have been swirling around the matter for the past one month,” he said.
While the leading student scored 110 marks, the second best scored 107, followed by the second with 106 marks. The bottom student scored 44 marks.
The students, parents, guardians and teachers were initially afraid that the result would be completely canceled on the basis of the claims accepted by some candidates that they copied answers from each other.
It was also feared that due to their dismal performance, candidates might not be admitted to any secondary school in the country.
Candidates scored similar results in maths, social studies and religion, the most affected subjects. For Mathematics, except two candidates who scored 26 and 19 respectively, the other 15 posted 17.
School teachers have also been cited for laxity in their work, with education officials saying they rarely came to check curriculum coverage, while parents were reluctant to follow up on their children’s academic performance. were.
It also emerged that the maths teachers for the examination class were from lower primary. All the 17 candidates who scored similar marks will be admitted to the same school.