Didmus Barasa, a member of parliament for Kimilili, has threatened to take the ministry of education to court if it does not reexamine the KCPE results of candidates from the Moi DEB Primary school in Kanduyi, Bungoma county.
His remarks follow the school’s headteacher’s viral video in which she criticized the ministry’s assessment of the school’s performance.
The headteacher was shown sobbing in a viral video while claiming it was impossible for the students at her school to receive the grades they did.
In a Facebook post, the MP said that he had been in touch with the education CS and pleaded with him to request a reassessment of the school’s test scores.
“I have asked CS Education My good friend Ezekiel Machogu to order Re-Examine of the KCPE exams for the pupils of Moi DEB Primary School in Bungoma, commonly known as The Commonwealth. If this will not happen in the next 14 days, I will move to court,” he said.
The MP further said allegations of exam irregularities must be proved beyond any reasonable doubt for one to be victimised.
He said students should not be victimised as those who managed the exams are walking scot-free.
“Examination cheating must be proven beyond reasonable doubt and not through one’s conscience and/or imagination. The definition of ignorance is where pupils are punished and no adult in the name of invigilators is prosecuted… Every counterpart must be brought to book na sio tafadhali,” he said.
The top student from the institution scored 365 marks out of 500, down from 418 posted by the top student in the 2021 KCPE exams.