KNEC exposes exam cheating hotspots ;Teachers and Parents warned

Kenya National Examination Council has exposed six counties where it says school principals have laid out elaborate plans to help students cheat in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, which starts next month.

Conties like Meru, Kiambu, Garissa, West Pokot, Kisii and Wajir, are under strict surveillance by Kenya National Examinations Council chairman over malicious plans to cheat in this years’ national exam. KNEC chairman George Magoha said that some schools int the mentioned counties are being investigated.

“In some of the cases, especially in Kisii and Garissa, some principals are collecting money from parents during the prayers promising access to examination papers. The Council wishes to advise the candidates not to be cheated into looking at these fake papers,” said Prof. George Magoha

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On the other hand Education PS has warned that examination centres that will will be caught cheating will be treated as crime scenes.

“The centre will no longer be an examination centre incase cheating is detected but a scene of crime and police will have to handle the situation,”

Speaking yesterday to the press education PS Mr. Belyon Kipsang further cautioned parents that any papers they manage to obtain will be fake. He urged the parents and principals of schools to distance themselves from such arrangements.