Fate of teachers in KCSE examinations Malpractice now lies with the TSC, Girl flinches out of school where she was held over fee balance among the education news in the headlines this morning.
1. Girl Flinches Out of School Where She Was held over Fee Arrears
Mirriam Omanga, an 18-year old KCSE student at St Georges Grassland Girls High School in Nakuru had to sneak from school after the school principal allegedly refused to release her over Ksh9,000 fees arrears.
Speaking to interviewers from The Standard while in Nakuru town in a friend's home at Satellite Estate where she had sought refuge on her way to Mombasa, Omanga Mirriam claims she had no fees arreas and explains how she managed to get out of the school.
Miriam Owanga, a student at St Georges Grassland Girls High School during an interview in Nakuru on April 20, 2021. [Photo courtesy]
"I had cleared with the school secretary but she told me to see the principal for further directions," Mirriam said.
"I followed my classmate's mother and sneaked out of the compound. When I arrived in Nakuru town, I went to a friend's home where I spent the night," she added.
Maurine Anyango who is her mother is to have pleaded with the school management to release her daughter but all fell on deaf ears. She had received a call from her daughter while still at school informing her that the principal had ordered her not to leave the institution until she cleared the balance. Quite unfortunate.
"I tried to plead with the school's management to release my daughter as I looked for money to clear the balance but they refused,” she said.
However, the principal Mr Michael Okoth who confirmed the student had not cleared her fees says they wanted her to spend the night at the institution because it was late.
2. Fate of teachers in KCSE exams Malpractice lies with the employer
Having been relieved of their duties following anomalies in the just ended kcse exams, the fate of 27 teachers is in the hands of the Teachers Service Commission(TSC). This is after Education CS George Magoha had forward their names to the employer for disciplinary action.
Magoha still maintains, no exam licked and he says - “I can confidently announce to the country that none of the 2020 KCSE examination papers was leaked, save for the unethical early exposure of questions, which was firmly dealt with and did not benefit any of the candidates."
3. KCSE 2020 Results Release Date
Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results will be released on the 10th of May 2021. This is according to Cabinet Secretary Education Prof George Magoha who was addressing the press at Nairobi School, yesterday.
Magoha officially launched the marking exercise for the just-completed KCSE exams and thanked the officials involved in delivering both KCPE and KCSE examinations for this year.
The CS assured Kenyans that the marking exercise will a thorough one and will be done by qualified examiners thus candidates will get the grades they deserve.
"We are all determined to ensure grades awarded to our learners are all merited and that our academic qualifications are beyond reproach," he said.
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