Over 370,000 deregistered 2019 KCPE, KCSE candidates listed

KNEC drastic action

A KCPE candidate

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has canceled registration for 371,629 students scheduled to sit for the KCPE and KCSE exams this year.

According to a report by The Standard, a total of 1.78 million candidates had registered for both exams.

Knec claims that the canceled candidates may have been registered using falsified birth certificates.

The examinations body claims that parents and school heads may have colluded to falsify the birth papers for registration purposes.

Malpractice most rampant in Kenyan Primary Schools

Knec CEO Mercy Korongo conveyed that most of the registration improprieties had taken place among primary schools.

Meru County had the highest number of deregistered students at 27,452 and Marsabit had the least cases at 45, 42 of them in primary schools.

"We have listed several cases where schools manipulated the birth registration data to register students.

"Some just entered zeros while others entered some funny digits. We detected all theses and cancelled the registrations.

"We shall not process these candidates for the national examinations unless the correct data is entered because we use clean data," Korongo stated.

Outgoing Education CS Amina Mohamed also tabled a report of the same registration violations in Parliament last week.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

IEBC releases 2022 General Election calendar

IEBC releases 2022 General Election calendar

CCTV footage shows last moments of woman whose body was dumped at GSU Recce headquarters

CCTV footage shows last moments of woman whose body was dumped at GSU Recce headquarters

Radio host Njogu wa Njoroge abandons Moses Kuria for DP Ruto’s UDA

Radio host Njogu wa Njoroge abandons Moses Kuria for DP Ruto’s UDA

Mixed reactions after Uhuru banned trade of scrap metal

Mixed reactions after Uhuru banned trade of scrap metal

Fired TV anchor now a Matatu tout in Nairobi [Video]

Fired TV anchor now a Matatu tout in Nairobi [Video]

Looming resignations at Citizen TV after MD's internal memo

Looming resignations at Citizen TV after MD's internal memo

Sudden death of ex-Kameme FM presenter in US baffles family

Sudden death of ex-Kameme FM presenter in US baffles family

MC Jessy joins UDA

MC Jessy joins UDA

Uhuru’s message to Nyeri Deputy Governor after her mother’s death

Uhuru’s message to Nyeri Deputy Governor after her mother’s death