Education CS Prof George Magoha at the Nairobi school during the last day of exam administration. File, Twitter
Education Cabinet secretary Prof. George Magoha on Wednesday announced that the Results for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam will be released by May 10.
Speaking at the Nairobi School where he oversaw the completion of the KCSE exam, Prof. Magoha declared the exercise a 99.9 percent success.
“We experienced a number of cases where examination officials attempted to open the papers with the intention of exposing them to candidates before the actual examinations started. We thwarted these efforts in a few centers countrywide, some of which I released to you during my weekly briefs,” he said on Wednesday.
The CS congratulated the 752,891 students who finally sat for their exams after months of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prof Magoha also announced that 27 officials have been stripped off their responsibilities as center administrators, supervisors, or invigilators for allegedly violating examination administration laws.
The names will be forwarded to the Teachers Service Commission for disciplinary action. Similarly, 37 others including three university students were arrested for attempting to commit examination fraud.
“As we speak, security agencies are busy conducting thorough forensic investigations to find out if the gadgets were used to aid any form of cheating,” he noted.
53 cellphones were also seized from the students. “As we speak, security agencies are busy conducting thorough forensic investigations to find out if the gadgets were used to aid any form of cheating,” CS Magoha said.
He stated that President Uhuru Kenyatta had instructed that authorities should be lenient to the candidates due to the impact of the Covid19 pandemic that disrupted the school calendar.