According to the Kenya National Examinations Council, over 400 students whose 2021 KCSE results were withheld due to examination irregularities will know their fate in May 2022. (KNEC).
Candidates from Homa Bay County’s Oriwo High School were denied access to their results on KNEC’s website and via SMS.
David Njeng’ere, the CEO of KNEC, indicated that the school’s probe into exam malpractices will be completed in 30 days. The council will then send Education CS George Magoha a preliminary report.
The results will be delayed until the investigations are concluded, according to Njeng’ere’s letter to the school’s principal, Maurice Akal.
“All candidates at Oriwo Boys High School, centre code 41731303, have had their results withheld on suspicion of engaging in examination irregularities during the administration of the 2021 KCSE Examination,” the letter stated in part.
“This is being done to allow for the conclusion of investigations into the exercise of powers related to the handling of examination irregularities,” the letter continued.
The school had over 500 candidates registered, but only 441 of them took the exam.
Akal was given the task of informing the impacted candidates on the latest developments in the case.
On Saturday, April 23, when announcing the results, Magoha stated that anyone discovered cheating on an exam would be prosecuted according to the law.
“In the 2021 KCSE Examination, there were 441 cases reported, including one case of a center withheld all results.”
“I would want to stress unequivocally that KNEC will not show sympathy to examination offenders who must be dealt with swiftly.” As a result, all 441 instances’ examination findings have been canceled,” Magoha announced.
He also stated that in preparation for the 2021 KCSE, the government stepped up measures to prevent any sort of cheating by combining the efforts of all members of a Multi-Agency Team.
According to Magoha, this increased 50 vigilance halted nearly all instances of cheating.
“Many cellphones that would have been used to transmit pre-exposed examination materials were intercepted before they could be used.”
“I implore all parties to continue to support the government’s efforts to eliminate exam irregularities,” he said.
Before reporting on examples of examination malpractices, he also urged the media to guarantee accuracy, impartiality, objectivity, and the discipline of careful verification in the spirit of responsible journalism.