Newspaper readers were Thursday morning thrown into a fit of confusion after a local daily published the top female KCSE candidate under 11 different positions in the national ranking.
The error was highlighted by several opinion leaders who noted that one MaryAnne Njeri Barasa appeared at position 2, 5, 21 23, 44, 46, 48, 50, 69, 71 and 73.
According to the Daily Nation, MaryAnne, whose rightful position is second countrywide scored graded ranging between 87 and 81 points.
She had been listed as a student at Kenya High School, the Nairobi School, and St Hannah’s Boys.
Her actual score was A (87.087).
Some confused Kenyans blamed the error on alleged marks fixation by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
I have gone through the list of top students in this year’s KCSE and noticed a lady called Barasa Maryanne Njeri appearing nine times. Maybe we had many candidates using the same name, or maybe it is a scam. Wapi my… https://t.co/Gpl7Rk5uEt
— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) December 19, 2019
Reached for clarification, the Council, however, stated that the issue was a mistake on the publication’s part.
MaryAnne was a student at Kenya High School, an institution that emerged the best countrywide after producing 87 straight As.