The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) on Friday, November 24, invited dissatisfied candidates to file their complaints.
Coming after complaints from some candidates who sat the national test, the examination body acknowledged receipt of such complaints.
Several school heads also announced intentions to apply for a review of their results.
In a statement, KNEC affirmed that the KNEC Rules of 2015 on Marking of National Examinations provides for candidates and schools to appeal for review of their marks.
This article looks at the process of applying for remarking of KCPE or Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination – KCSE papers.
According to the KNEC Act, queries on results should be made within thirty days from the date of release of the examination result.
To lodge the complaint, the candidate or school is required to formally write to the examination council detailing the reason for the appeal.
The applicant submitting any query to the Council for resolution is also required to provide all the evidence to enable the Council process and validate the query promptly.
Upon receiving an application, the Council considers the evidence to make a decision.
However, it is upon the KNEC in its determination to decide whether to approve or reject the request.
The decision made in response to the review is then communicated to the applicant within ninety days from the date of receipt of the application in writing.
Such a decision, according to KNEC, is final.
In case of any change, the applicant is required to return the result slip, certificate or any other official document issued before.
“A candidate shall return such a certificate before the corrected result slip, certificate or diploma can be issued to the candidate,” the rules state.
KNEC addresses 2023 KCPE complaints
In the results announced by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu on November 23, some schools complained of suspecting anomalies.
The, in turn vowed to lodge complaints officially for a review in a bid to ensure justice to the candidates.
Candidates and the schools complained of, among other problems, grades for subjects they did not sit and errors in the truncations of the grades.
However, KNEC dispelled the fears and advised candidates to visit their examination centers for official results.