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‘There Was No Cheating In The 2022 KCSE Exams,’ Education CS Machogu Insists



Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, has reaffirmed that there was no cheating in the KCSE exam for the year 2022.

This follows the release of the 2022 KCSE exam results, which received mixed reviews from the general public after schools in Kisii and Nyamira counties were thought to have performed exceptionally well.

All of the 488 and 388 applicants from Nyambaria and Mobamba high schools, both in Nyamira, were accepted to universities.Nyambaria achieved a mean score of 10.897 in the 2021 exams compared to a mean of 9.30 in the 2021 exams.

Speaking during the launch of grade seven textbooks at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) on Friday, CS Machogu refuted allegations of mass cheating across the region terming the said reports as mere propaganda.

“From where I sit, there was no cheating. This is propaganda started by people who do not have proper intentions for the country,” he said.

The Cabinet Secretary insisted that the Ministry of Education, in conjunction with the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), ran a credible process that should not be stained by unfounded claims.

“I want to make it clear that when we were briefing the categories and I went to various counties with meetings and all those concerned with the administration of exams, I did that because I want us to have an exam where integrity has not been compromised. I have seen a lot of misrepresentation and a lot of people coming up with information that is not true,” he stated.

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