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Cheating rife in national exams

01 November 2013, 10:10

Nairobi - The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has accused examination officials and teachers in some schools for colluding with students to leak the examination papers.

This follows the increase in such incidents despite the measures taken by the Ministry of Education to avert such cheating.

Such initiatives seem to have had less impact with numerous cases of exam malpractices being reported in various parts of the country during the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE).

“Some teachers from private schools open exam package and leak questions to students,” alleged KNEC Chief Executive, Paul Wasanga.

He added that the some teachers copied questions and used them to solicit money by selling them to students.

University students were also implicated in the cartel as they were accused of establishing contact with exam supervisors who leaked the exams through mobile phones.

It is reported that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) managed to recover a mobile phone with a copy of questions similar to the ones that reflected in the genuine exams.

About 20 people have been arrested so far in connection with the exam malpractice countrywide.

The law prescribes a five years jail term or KES.1 million ($11494) or both for anyone found engaging in such examination malpractices.

– CAJ News


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