KNEC cancels results of over 3000 candidates

Exams of over 3000 candidates cancelled

Professor George Magoha, the Kenya National Examinations Council Board chairman

The Kenya National Examination Council has cancelled the results of 3,427 candidates who were involved in exam irregularities in the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

On Tuesday, 1,275 KCSE candidates from nine centers who had been suspected of exam malpractice but were cleared by the council “after thorough due diligence.”

Reported malpractices

"Knec conducted thorough, fair and objective investigations into the cheating allegations to ensure findings were credible and verifiable," Professor George Magoha, the Kenya National Examinations Council Board chairman, noted.

"A few cases of reported malpractices were handled during administration of the examinations and preventive action put in place," he added.

Professor Magoha confirmed that although the council had decided to cancel the exams some candidates will be allowed to re-sit of their KCSE.

Registration deadline

"In order to tamper justice with mercy, the council decided that these candidates should be encouraged to register for these year’s exams before close of registration on February 15.” Prof Magoha said.

These malpractices took place due to negligence by omission or commission, not of the children, but adults like us in the form of centre managers, supervisors, invigilators and personnel on the ground,” he added.

Prof Magoha stated that those whose results were revoked can register for the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education tests.

The registration deadline for the year's examinations is February 15.

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