By SEXING up last year's KSCE results, the Ministry of Education has unwittingly embarked on a journey to destroy the future of a whole generation. The pain and trauma caused by recalling examination results for readjustment is immeasurable. A failed examination council spells irreversible DOOM for Kenya's future.
Let us face it. The controversial results will have ripple effects that will reverberate worldwide. The loss of credibility in the eyes of global institutions which have hitherto trained Kenya's best brains. Kenyan students and graduates may soon find it very difficult securing admission and job vacancies outside our borders.
Nature NEVER defies the basic normal distribution which captures the indisputable central limit theorem. All excellent grades in any school must end up being weighted down by average performance. That last year's KCSE results were SEXED up is irrefutable. You can't fail to smell odours of our primitive politics rearing its ugly head in all these where schools in the right locations had 100% performances.
Even a class of exclusive geniuses must produce the best and worst. It is disheartening to read that our schools are NOT spared our national pastime of hell-for-leather mentality to succeed at any cost. The most ridiculous was to have some schools ordering their candidates to buy mobile phones as accessories to aid in exam cheating.
It is the height of unforgivable irresponsibility to see Minister Ongeri trivialize such a phenomenon crisis to mere numbers. His claim that only about 4000 students were affected is not only insensitive but exposes the utter contempt Kenyan leaders hold their electorate. Never before has a leader played Russian roulette with many lives.
The only way to save face is to have last year's exams remarked and schools re-ranked. No amount of time buying will wash. The stakes here are phenomenally high. Just like the stolen polls, all went wrong at the headquarters with tallying. We must not allow the antics of vote stealing to be replicated in facets of our lives. It is a national shame.
The year 2007 will definitely go down in history as Kenyan's worst in all spheres. We are unwittingly processing a colossal heard of lost generation. And the effects of this superlative deception will surely come back to haunt us as a nation with devastating consequences.