The Ministry of Education has de-registered a school in Gilgil, Nakuru County over examination malpractices.
St Theresa Girls Senior School has consequently been directed to surrender its registration certificate to the ministry with immediate effect.
The decision was communicated to the school by Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang, moments after TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia made an impromptu visit to the school during the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
According to Dr Kipsang, the de-registration takes effect on December 1.
The school has further been directed to hand over its registration certificate to Nakuru County Director of Education, who is also the County Education Board (CEB) Secretary.
The CEB, according to the Basic Education Act, keeps a database of all registered schools and teachers in every county.
This came hours after Kipsang issued a warning to learning institutions and candidates that they will be de-registered on the spot if found engaging in exam irregularities during national examinations.
The sad state of affair leaves over 1000 students who have been pursuing their studies in the private school unknown.
Meanwhile Dr. Belio has confirmed that a number of students have been arrested for exams irregularities.
Speaking in Kanunga High School in Kiambu, Belio said the students were nabbed after being found in possession of mobile phones inside the exam room.