Kenyans took to social media yesterday news started circulating that education CS Fred Matiang’i was going to announce the results of the 2016 Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education (KCPE) WAY earlier than the traditional period the results are announced.
The unexpected decision to announce the results caught everyone by surprise including KNUT chairman William Sossion who revealed that he also learned about the announcement a few minutes prior to the pronouncement.
Social media became abuzz with hashtags in accolade of Matiangi, who did not just deliver the KCPE results but credible ones at that. This year for the first time in history, no single candidate had their exam cancelled due to cheating as the CS had introduced new measures to curb the vice, which has characterised exams years on end.
In a country where government officials are looting public funds more than they are working, Matiangi has certainly stood out and his delivery has brought hope that sanity can still prevail in Kenya’s education system.
Below are some of views Kenyans shared on twitter under hashtags #IfMatiangiWasPresident #Matiangi #KCPE2016
Mrs. M @KuisanMacharia: Dear Kenyans, this is how you handle a docket. You accept the failures, take responsibility, rally your team. Not shifting blame. #Matiangi
Benji Ndolo: Imagine if CS Matiangi was KQ boss? It would have long surpassed British Airways in performance and service.
David Awinyo: I simply love what Matiangi is doing in the ministry of Education. How I wish and pray that God will unveil such leaders to us.
Eric Bukachi: Public funds would be utilized #IfMatiangiWasPresident
Miracle Child: #IfMatiangiWasPresident SGR would be complete in 2 weeks. #KCPE2016
Kyle Alovi: Things are so bad in Kenya that we are congratulating CS Matiangi for doing his job. #IfMatiangiWasPresident
MÛREGA: If Kenyans are trending this tag #IfMatiangiWasPresident they know what they desire most but are unwilling to make the switch.
Atanas: Corrupt leaders would have been facing it rough. #IfMatiangiWasPresident