The Kenya National Examination Council has revealed a shocking number of students who have been deregisterd from the coming 2019 national examinations.
A whole list of 400000 pupil’s registration have been cancelled in relations to records pertaining fake birth certificates.
It has been established that parents and head teachers in schools countrywide might have colluded to use false birth papers to register candidates for this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has declared that the affected candidates will not be allowed to sit the examinations later this year unless proper records are supplied and those behind the fraud punished.
Data showed that the majority of malpractices occurred in primary schools. Knec subsequently cancelled the registration of 342,916 KCPE candidates and 28,713 in secondary schools.
This means that only 746,755 out of 1.78 million candidates have validly been registered to sit the KCPE examinations while only 670,222 candidates can sit the KCSE tests.