How Teachers Were Involved In Examination Malpractice
It has been revealed that teachers have been involved in various examination malpractices by interfering with the registration process of candidates at various centres.
Some teachers are alleged to register candidates based on their performance in internal examinations and bright students are registered at one school while the rest are registered in another school. This has been revealed to be a scheme on the part of the teachers to get higher mean grades in their schools.
“We cannot run away from the fact that there was massive cheating in 2022. It happened. We shall be unfair to the Kenyan child if we sidestep this fact,” said Kamu Manyara, the Nakuru County Chairperson for the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA).
Chief Timothy Kitetu said that some schools have found clever ways of cheating in examinations by paying for their marks.
Some schools have been revealed to be for those parents who can stump up money and when a student from a rich family fails elsewhere, they are admitted to another school where they leave with better grades through fraudulent means.
On his part, Lugari Member of Parliament Nabii Nabwera praised residents for their insight saying that it will play a huge role in transforming the country’s system of education.
“Bad doctors and engineers who became who they are by manipulating our systems will only leave us suffering. We must clear the mess in our education system,” said Nabii.
Kitutu Masaba MP Ombane Gisairo uttered similar sentiments from the residents and urged the abolition of fun fares in the announcement of national examination results.
Nyamira County Woman Representative Prof Jerusha Momanyi also chipped in saying that the lack of integrity in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations was clearly evident once the students were admitted to universities.
She said that it was suspected that students with good KCSE grades selected great courses but decide to drop them by the second year. They then apply to defer or make inter-faculty transfers.
The new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) is expected by many to eliminate the issue of examination cheating. It is high time education stakeholders placed their priorities on the actual education and skills that their learners get out of the learning process.