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Exams start amid cheating concerns

11 November 2013, 09:09

Nairobi - The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) warned against malpractices ahead of the start of the Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE) on Tuesday.

More than 8 000 candidates expected to sit for the yearly examinations.

The candidates are currently rehearsing for the annual tests.

The examinations kick off come amid leakage cases during the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education extensively blamed collusion between teachers and exam officials to perpetuate the menace.

KNEC Chief Executive Officer, Paul Wasanga, said the organisation would take punitive action on culprits caught cheating.

Among such would be the cancellation of candidates’ results.

“I would not wish to have candidates’ results cancelled since it would be a painful experience,” Wasanga said.

He warned the candidates against cheating and threatened severe consequences for culprits who would be caught.

“This is what we have got from our security operators and we are going to put measures to prevent exam cheating,” he added.

Leakage of national examination has been a big challenge for the examination body in the past. Not much has been achieved in efforts to curb the vice.

The exam body established punitive measures for anyone caught participating in the malpractice, which applies to both students and non-students.

The penalty involves KSh1million fine or a five years jail term or both to anyone caught perpetuating the vice.

Tuesday’s examinations are of significance to students since they would be used to secure places at secondary schools.

– CAJ News


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