Court overturns decision to cancel results of Chebuyusi High

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The nationally 16th placed school results were withdrawn by KNEC after a suspected rigging. The school had moved to court to challenge the move.
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The High Court has overturned the decision by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to cancel 2017  Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results of Chebuyusi High School in Kakamega County.

High court Judge Justice George Odunga said the cancellation of the results was not done in accordance with the law.

When the results were released last year, Chebuyusi was ranked 16 nationally and position one in Kakamega County.

A month later the examinations council cancelled the results, citing cheating. Speaking after the ruling, Chebyusi high school principal Boniface Okoth said the validation of the results was a big relief for the school and the affected students.

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The court has, however, given the examination body- KNEC 14 days to investigate allegations of cheating and determine whether or not to cancel the results.

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KNEC was given 14 days to probe cheating claims.

Results of all the 190 students were cancelled among the 1,025 others countrywide over alleged cheating.

KNEC cited collusion in the Chemistry and Biology papers.

The parents of aggrieved students went to court to seek suspension of the decision by KNEC and the Ministry of Education.

Elsewhere, a section of non-local teachers working in Mandera County Thursday  petitioned Parliament to push for their transfers to other parts of the country citing the state of insecurity and discrimination in that region.

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The agitated teachers lamented that the non-locals were prone to Al-shabaab militia attacks despite the government’s promises to reinforce security in the region.

Speaking at Parliament Buildings, the teachers led by Evans Makori revealed that the non- local teachers are always subjected to unjustifiable treatment by the locals an issue they claim has not only instilled constant fear and psychological torture which has also denied them access to social economic rights.

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The teachers now want parliament, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to intervene and address their plights.

While receiving the petition on behalf of parliament, Dagoreti North MP Simba Arati promised to forward their grievances to the education committee for consideration.

This comes;  a  midst the ongoing recruitment of teachers by the TSC to be posted to the neighboring  Wajir county after mass transfer of 900 non-local teachers following the latest attack where three teachers were murdered by suspected Al-shabaab militia on February 14th.

Over 2,000 teachers have applied to fill the 900 slots advertised by TSC in Wajir.

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