Govt maintains ongoing KCSE exams is credible

Written By: Ian Chepkuto
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Education CS George Magoha monitors ongoing KCSE exams
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The government maintains the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination (KCSE) is credible.

Education CS George Magoha issuing a progress statement says examinations were largely credible save for isolated cases in which students have been arrested engaging in exam malpractice.

Magoha also heaped praise on a teacher for breaking an exam cheating syndicate pledging to recommend her for a promotion.

Education Cabinet Secretary professor George Magoha was in Nairobi on the 5th day of the start of the written KCSE examination.

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It is here that he gave a progress report in which he says 99.9% of examination centres are delivering credible exams.

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Magoha, however, warned of a clique of persons that is out to discredit the national exams.

The CS said the Ministry has exposed more than 10 impersonators in the exercise that entered Day 4 on Thursday

The CS said the cartels have been using new tactics in exam malpractice citing cases in which a candidate was found with a phone in his private parts and impersonation of candidates.

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However, he pointed out they had identified four counties as exam cheating hotspots namely Wajir, Kisii, Homabay and Migori.

Education CS George Magoha invigilates the ongoing exams at a school in Kisii.

CS Magoha pointed out they are closely monitoring private candidates who are among the bulk of those arrested over exam irregularities, the CS also had a good word for some of the teachers who he says have exposed those planning to compromise the integrity of the exams promising them a reward.

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A total of thirteen suspects who were arrested for impersonating Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination candidates in Kisii were arraigned in court on Thursday.

A further 26 candidates who were part of 154 private candidates writing their exam at St. Teresa Boys Primary School in Nairobi were arrested over claims of exam cheating.

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