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KNEC puts exam cheats on notice

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The Kenya National Examination Council has issued a warning to the candidates for this year, telling them that there will be consequences if they attempt to cheat.Any candidates, examiners, supervisors, or center managers shall be held personally liable for any exam fraud, according to KNEC.

The testing organization warned applicants that their results will be canceled if they were found guilty of any multiple-practices.

“Every year, a few candidates get their examinations cancelled because of cheating, it is sad for a student to miss their results after studying for several years,” KNEC said in a statement.

The warning is similar to that of Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, who stated that the ministry is closely collaborating with cyber crime experts to identify people who will utilize mobile devices to commit test fraud.

According to Machogu, the specialists will enable them in catching those involved in sabotaging the integrity of national exams.

“The experts have so far managed to get two suspects who have been arrested in connection to alleged exam leakage,” he said.

On Thursday, KNEC released a detailed exam timetable.

Among the regulations put in place is blocking the use of phones during exams.

Over 2.5 million candidates will sit exams starting Monday for both the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.

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