In response to social media reports asking applications for teachers to be trained in advance of national exams, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has released a statement.
In a statement dated Thursday, July 21, KNEC said that the advertisement has spread through social media sites and urged Kenyans online to treat the message with the contempt it deserves.
Each applicant was reportedly forced to pay a training fee of Ksh10,500 through mobile money services.
Each applicant must pay a training fee of Ksh10,000 via KNEC pay bill number 819313 using their own registered mobile phone number.
The applicant must specify the appropriate examination, such as KCPE, KCSE, PTE, DTE, Business, or Technical, for the account number. The space designated for the Reference Number on the application form must be filled in.
“Training will be provided for qualified candidates to mark the aforementioned exams. Successful candidates will be added to the database of KNEC Examiners.
Part of the flagged post stated, “KNEC will subsequently employ such examiners utilizing criteria for recruitment of examiners depending on the needs.”
The fictitious letter stated that applications must be submitted by September 2022 and that training will take place from October 3 to October 9.
According to the corporation, official communications would be published on KNEC’s trusted platforms.
Students are working around the clock to be ready for national exams as schools reach the home stretch of the academic year.
The school calendar indicates that the second term will end on September 17 for a one-week holiday and return on September 26, 2022.
The dates for the KCPE and KCSE exams are November 28 through December 1, and December 1 through December 23, respectively.
From January 2 to January 20, 2022, there will be a marking period.