Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiangi has revealed the Counties that recorded the highest number of exam irregularities during the 2015 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.
The CS divulged that results of 5,101 students were cancelled due to incidents of examination cheating from 305 Secondary Schools. The Education Ministry stated that cases of cheating had increased from 2,975 recorded in the previous year.
In his address, the Minister further mentioned that Isiolo was the only County that was not involved in any irregularities.
Matiang'i expressed his regret for the vice which had rocked the education sector, terming the reported incidents across the counties as unfortunate.
According to the CS, Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) would not cancel results of entire examination centres, but would deal with individual students involved in the vice.
Matiang'i declared that he had formed a secretariat that would attend to all victims of exam irregularities, explaining to each student how the examination body arrived at the cancellation decision.
He further announced that his Ministry would collaborate with that of Interior and Coordination, to draft stringent measures that would help in curbing the menace that has greatly dented credibility of the national examinations.
In 2015, a total of 525,802 candidates sat for KCSE which was an improvement from 485,547 in 2014, marking an 8.3% increase in enrollment.
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