A court has given the exams body 21 days to respond to a request by Moi High School Kabarak for remarking of the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) papers.
Lady Justice Roselyn Korir of the Nakuru High court gave the directive on Wednesday following an application by the school seeking orders to have the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) compelled to respond to a letter in which they want Biology, English Kiswahili and Chemistry papers remarked.
“The court directs that Knec responds to the letter within 21 days pending hearing and determination of the matter,” ruled Justice Korir.
In the suit, Moi High School Kabarak wants to have the papers remarked within 90 days as provided by the law.
Through lawyer Steve Biko Osur, the school claims that it had, upon receipt of the 2016 KCSE results, wrote to the Knec Chief Executive Officer on January 24 seeking explanation on the results as well as the systems used to grade the students.
The court heard that the school further requested for the remarking of the four papers but the examination body has not responded.
“The law mandates the respondent with a duty to respond within the prescribed timelines to furnish the school with a decision to reject or accept the application,” said Mr Biko
The school further complained that the results have subjected it to public ridicule, which has jeopardised their legitimate and fairly earned goodwill from the public.
According to the lawyer, the failure to act by Knec will subject the students to unfair and limited choice of courses at the universities.
Lady Justice further certified the matter as urgent and allowed the suit to proceed on April 5.