Kenya National Union of Teachers’ secretary-general Wilson Sossion is claiming that the 2016 KCSE results released by Education CS Fred Matiangi last month were fabricated.
Mr. Sossion, who called the examination process a ”stage-managed” one, said it was impossible for 85 percent of children in the country to fail.
He said the incident will go down as the biggest scandal in Kenya’s education sector terming it as the ”biggest genocide of children” ever seen.
The Trade boss spoke to journalists at the KNUT headquarters in Nairobi on Sunday along with other officials of the Trade Unions Congress of Kenya.
He said the results appeared to have been manipulated, questioning how results were processed just four days after the last paper was marked.
”We have not argued from the blue,” Wilson Sossion said.
”We have generated a report which all of you have. It contains comparison from last year and this year in terms of performance. Let other groups generate their reports, then we see and compare. The ministry has been quiet for three days and that means they are guilty.”
Mr. Sossion went on to call for a forensic audit by an international organization. He also asked for the issue which is affecting a generation of Kenyans, not to be politicized.
”When this process is audited and all work is done, we will get to the bottom of everything and so people should stop politicizing a critical issue when thousands of children are being destroyed,” said the KNUT boss.
Trade Unions Congress of Kenya’s deputy secretary-general Dr Charles Mukhwaya said:
”We are alarmed, in as much as we want to support the CS for streamlining the education system, by the manner in which KCSE results were handled. We feel like something was not right and we are calling for the results to be recalled and reprocessed and if there were anomalies, which we suspect there were, they will be unearthed.”