Around 11,000 students had registered but did not take the exam due to a variety of factors.
The Regional Educational Learning Initiative is concerned about policies that must prioritize student retention.
The advocacy group requested the Ministry of Education to devise methods to ensure that students get compensated.
Similar tactics at primary and secondary schools, similar to how students can sit for extra exams after missing tests in universities, were called for by the lobby.
John Mugo, executive director of the Zizi Afrique Foundation, has urged the ministry to standardize how extra exams are administered in universities.
The early learning and basic education sub-sector, which oversees primary and secondary education, made the suggestion.
“Knec might quickly assess their situation and conduct a supplementary exam shortly after the results are released,” Mugo remarked.
According to Samuel Otieno, the organization’s country chairman, neglecting to sit national examinations is not a common occurrence.
Children who grew unwell and were possibly hospitalized as a result of fighting and displacement could be among them,” Otieno said.
“These may include youngsters who became ill and were possibly hospitalized as a result of conflict and displacement,” Otieno explained.
Senators had requested a list of pupils who failed the national exam from Education Secretary George Magoha.
The ministry will keep track of schools and localities that frequently underperform, according to Emmanuel Manyasa, executive director of Usawa Agenda.
He argues that this will help stakeholders identify areas that need more attention and assistance.
Manyasa added, “Ensure enough assistance for public schools that serve a higher percentage of learners from marginalized and disadvantaged populations.”
Senators are demanding that Magoha release a list of candidates who failed the KCPE and KCSE exams.