Probe into Examination Cheating Begins; How to Provide Information or Leads
The Ministry of Education has revealed an investigation into the allegations of cheating during the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
The Ministry has also called on members of the public to provide information or any leads that could help in the ongoing investigations.
According to the government, the allegations of cheating are serious and any parties found culpable with such irregularities will be held accountable.
The government also called on parents, teachers and school administrators to cooperate with the investigations.
Cheating in national examinations is taken as a serious offence in Kenya and it can attract a prison sentence of up to 10 years or a fine of up to 2 million shillings once found guilty of the offence.
In past times, the government has taken a strong stance on examination cheating and even closed schools found involved in examination cheating.
The revelation has attracted mixed feelings among members of the public. While some have welcomed the move saying that it will help to uphold the integrity of the KCSE examinations and bring the issue to an end once and for all, others are of the opinion that previous investigations into examination cheating have not stopped the practice.
To provide information or leads on alleged cheating, members of the public can contact the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) through a provided toll-free number or email.
The government assured that all information provided will be treated with confidentiality.
The investigation of cheating in the 2022 KCSE examination has come at a time when the education sector in Kenya is facing many challenges, including the shortage of teachers for both the outgoing 8-4-4 and 2-6-6-3 systems of education.
With the probe, the government is aiming to address these challenges and improve the quality of education in the country.