- NAIROBI, MERU, MAKUENI COUNTIES RECORD HIGH CASES OF CHEATING
- ISIOLO COUNTY RECORDS 0 ZERO CASES OF CHEATING
- INDIVIDUALS RESULTS CANCELLED, NOT THE WHOLE SCHOOL RESULTS
While releasing the results Thursday morning, Matiangi noted that Nairobi, Meru and Makueni were the worst affected Counties in the examination malpractices.
The CS divulged that results of 5,101 students were cancelled due to incidents of examination cheating from 305 Secondary Schools. The Education Ministry stated that cases of cheating had increased from 2,975 recorded in the previous year.
Matiang’i expressed his regret for the vice which had rocked the education sector, terming the reported incidents across the counties as unfortunate.
According to the CS, Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) would not cancel results of entire examination centres, but would deal with individual students involved in the vice.
Matiang’i declared that he had formed a secretariat that would attend to all victims of exam irregularities, explaining to each student how the examination body arrived at the cancellation decision.
Cases of exam cheating in 2015 rose by an unprecedented 70 per cent.
“I apologise to the public for the irregularities. I will ensure it will not happen again. Let us all be responsible,”
said Mr Matiang’i while releasing the results on Thursday.
Dr Matiang’i said, in a departure from tradition, the government had decided not to cancel results for entire schools, but only for those involved in cheating so that they can take individual responsibility.
A third of the 525,802 candidates attained the university entry marks, while 13 subjects recorded a mean grade of 50 per cent and below.
Last year’s KCSE exams were marred by irregularities as exams papers were shared through Whatsapp and other social media platforms days before the exam dates.
Candidates can check their results through their mobile phones by sending a text message with their index numbers to 22252.
In 2015, a total of 525,802 candidates sat for KCSE which was an improvement from 485,547 in 2014, marking an 8.3% increase in enrollment.
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