Lugari Primary School in Lugari Sub-County, Kakamega County, was in the news during the KCPE 2021 exams after it emerged that 23 candidates were sitting ‘photocopied’ papers after their names were found missing from the official registration list.
This came as an intervention measure from the Ministry of Education which deployed tight security in the school with a KNEC official who was mandated with printing extra papers for the candidates.
The matter caused an uproar on social media on how the school headteacher Ms. Ruth Kimalit could register 50 candidates only and leave out 23.
This came after it emerged that the 23 had been forced to repeat Class Seven but were later retained after the Western Kenya Times published their story.
For that matter, an investigation by the Western Kenya Times has revealed that the 23 students sat the ‘photocopied’ exams successfully and some of them have already received their results after yesterday’s release by Education CS Prof. George Magoha.
Elizabeth Nangila, a victim, confirmed that she received her results like other candidates.
“I checked by the SMS service and received the results successfully,” her mother said.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.