Shock as Kisii High school on the spot for attempt of cheating in the KCSE exams

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Shock to many as  Kisii High School is on the spot again after an attempt to cheat in the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations (KCSE).
Nancy Macharia who is the Chief Executive of the Teachers Service Commission said the plot was discovered on Wednesday, and action has been taken against those involved.

She said the commission has already commenced disciplinary action against the school principal and seven teachers, accused of malpractice.

Although she did not elaborate on the actual crime committed, although sources have reliably established that a Chemistry paper had been sneaked out of the examination room, but was quickly confiscated.

16 teachers and security officials involved in a similar attempt at Monianku secondary school in Nyamira were arrested and charged on Tuesday.

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed on Wednesday said, she believes her ministry has carried out a “very credible exercise” since the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams began.

Speaking in Athi River on Wednesday morning, she said her ministry has tested the systems, regulations and procedures
it has put in place and they are working. “‘We are very satisfied with that,” said Mohamed.

She also said that students she spoke were very pleased with the level play field created by the government.

“They are now assured and are receiving exam papers at the same time and are sitting the same exam and nobody has
any undue advantage,” she explained. “There is total satisfaction. I haven’t heard of any single complaint from our candidates.”

She acknowledged that there had been a few mishaps but everything put in place seemed to be working because they had been able to arrest situations on time.

“We have dealt with them very expeditiously and the message is clear, the signal sent out is completely clear.

Nobody is going to tolerate any malpractice and we are going to get you if you try”, the CS warned. She emphasised that there has been no exposure of any exam paper.

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