Cheating still a worrying phenomenon in KCSE
03 March 2014, 16:41
Nairobi - Education secretary Jacob Kaimenyi insists that cheating is a reducing phenomenon in national exams saying there is success in fighting the vice.
The 2013 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE results were released Monday by Kaimenyi at Mtihani House in Nairobi.
Over 450,000 candidates sat for the exams and even though there were cases of exam cheating reported by the the Kenya National Examinations Council in the course of the exams, Kaimenyi says that there is belief that cheating is reducing.
" It is still a worry but we are having progress in fighting cheating in exams, he said after releasing the results.
" There were cases as you saw during the exam period but we have the belief that we are on the road to having cheating free exams in the future, he added.
Kaimenyi did not respond to questions over a worrying trend as regards cheating in the exams where there cases of invigilators helping in the vice.
Cases of exam irregularities in the KCSE exams increased in 2013, with 199 of the 7608 exam centers being listed as having irregularities as compared to 118 in 2012.
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