1,702 candidates cheated in exams, as 2014 KCPE results released

Education CS Jacob Kaimenyi has said that 1,702 candidates were involved in exam irregularities which reflects 0.19 percent of candidates who sat the 2014 KCPE.

Kaimenyi said that English and Kiswahili are the most affected subjects in examination irregularities and directed the quality assurance committee to investigate and make recommendations to mitigate the trend.

Kaimenyi said that the main cause of examination irregularities is collusion between students, parents and invigilators and said that severe disciplinary action will be taken against any supervisor found engaging in cheating.

“Let us do whatever is humanly possible to discourage students from engaging in exam irregularities,” Kaimenyi said.

Kaimenyi listed counties that did not record any instances of cheating and called on the other counties to emulate them.

The counties with no cases of examination irregularities include: Taita Taveta, Tana River, Lamu, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Machakos, Trans Nzoia, Laikipia, Bungoma, Vihiga, Siaya, and Garissa.

Kaimenyi while releasing the results made good the education ministry’s directive of not ranking schools, students and counties and only reported that 880, 486 students sat the exams, an increase of 40,727 from last year.

Students will access their results through the SMS short code 22252, or the Kenya National Examination Council website. Headteachers have also been directed to print out results for display from the KNEC website.

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