The number KCSE of candidates who have missed their results over exam cheating

As top KCSE candidates continue to celebrate their stellar perfomances, there is a group whose future is bleak after their results were canceled.

While releasing the results at KNEC headquarters on Friday, Education CS said that the results of 100 canidates were canceled over irregularities in the conduct of the examinations.

According to her, the move followed combine efforts and stringent measures to seal all loopholes of cheating.

She said some examinations centres will also not receive results following cases of suspected malpractice. “I want to assure the candidates and parents that no one will be punished unfairly. We have launched investigations and a report will be out before end of January 2019,” Amina said.

The CS said some 191 students were arrested during the examination period and arraigned in court out of which some 56 cases are still pending. “We also noted early exposure, impersonation and collusion during the exam period but through combined efforts and stringent measures we detected the cases early and we can confirm there was no leakage,” she said.

Education CS Amina Mohamed with exam officials at a collection centre during the administration of 2018 KCSE exam. /FILE

Earlier on the Teacher’s Service Commission said it has interdicted five teachers for breaching exam rules.

CEO Nancy Macharia said other 57 cases are under investigation. “We will firmly deal with any irregularities… 62 cases of non-conformity were registered by KNEC,” she said.

In November, Education CS Amina Mohammed confirmed that 40 teachers will also face disciplinary action over examination irregularities. She did not disclose the identity of the teachers or their schools but said details will be released later

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