National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga has called for the formation of a taskforce to investigate mass failure in this year’s Form Four national exams.
Mr Odinga, in a statement, on Thursday said the low transition from secondary school to university should be a cause for worry.
“Close to 90 per cent of the KCSE candidates have failed. This is very worrying,” he said.
The results released on Wednesday by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i indicate that only 70,073 out of the 611,952 candidates — just 11.5 per cent — managed the minimum university entry qualification of mean grade C+.
In 2016, some 88,929 qualified.