Education CS Magoha fires 27 KCSE exam officials
Education CS Prof. George Magoha has fired 27 KCSE exam officials following their involvement in exam malpractices.
Speaking during a press briefing at Nairobi School on Wednesday, April 21, the CS stated that the officers tampered with examination papers before they had been scheduled to take place.
” We experienced a number of cases where examination officials attempted to open the papers with the intention of exposing them to candidates before the actual examinations started. We thwarted these efforts in a few centres countrywide, some of which I released to you during my weekly briefs,” he said.
More so, the Education CS also announced that 35 civilians among them university students had been arrested and 53 cell phones confiscated during the KCSE period
“As we speak, security agencies are busy conducting thorough forensic investigations to find out if the gadgets were used to aid any form of cheating,” he noted.
During his address, Magoha revealed that results of the recently concluded KCSE will be announced on 10th of May.
Just like KCPE, Magoha stated that KCSE candidates who were involved in exam malpractices will not be punished and that all the students will receive their results.
Magoha said this was President Kenyatta’s directive for the officials to be lenient on students following the adverse effect of Covid-19 pandemic that disrupted learning.
However, perpetrators will have their marks deducted.
“Those who used mobile devices would also receive the results but have some of the marks deducted,” Magoha stated.
Marking of the KCSE exams begins today and the results are expected to be out on 10th May.
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