KCSE Candidates Found with Phones During Exams

Eight KCSE Candidates have been determined with cellular telephones in exam rooms, Education CS George Magoha has stated.

Addressing the media on Thursday, Magoha stated 15 mobile phones had been additionally confiscated.

“The phones have been taken from various centres and are with the government as investigations continue. We need to discover what are withinside the phones,” he stated.

Magoha in addition warned mother and father in opposition to shopping for faux papers which are circulating withinside the market.

“There are humans promoting faux papers. Parents, do now no longer be duped to shop for those papers. There isn’t anyt any examination that has leaked,” he stated.

But he mentioned that the exam technique went on nicely including that every one complicated recommendations were followed.

Early publicity of KCSE examination papers to applicants is the brand new headache dealing with the Education ministry in its efforts to cut down dishonest.

Explaining the ‘early publicity’ concept, Magoha stated a few officers open the papers mins earlier than the examination begin time, deliver the inquiries to instructors who in flip proportion them with the applicants.

“Unprofessional exam officers reveal the assessments a touch in advance than the scheduled time. The questions are then shared to the centered applicants simply earlier than the examinations begin,” Magoha stated.

The Kenya National Examination Council termed the begin of the checks remaining Friday a success. It will cease on April 21.

Students will take a most of papers an afternoon as has been the case in view that 2016.

Some 752,933 applicants are sitting the examination in 10,437 centres.

It is the thirty second exam withinside the records of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and springs amid the Covid-19 crisis.

On Monday, Magoha stated Kisii county, Homa Bay and components of Isebania, had been dishonest hotspots that have been being intently monitored.

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