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How teachers helped in cheating in KCSE

By | March 1st 2011

By Beauttah Omanga

Even though irregularities in the KCSE examinations have declined by almost half this year, dropping to a ten-year low, some 534 candidates will not receive their results.

Some of these candidates were from St Triza Academy in Ruiru.

"The head teacher of Ruiru St Triza Academy entered into the examination room without permission when the examination was in progress and placed a mathematical table with prepared notes on the desk of one of the candidates but it was intercepted by the invigilator," said Education Minister Sam Ongeri.

Prof Ongeri also cited the proprietor of John Okongo Secondary School and principal of Kebaroti Secondary School, saying he organised for strangers to sit exams in place of legitimate students.

The head teacher of Rigoma Secondary School also tried to bribe a Knec officer, and was arrested by the police and charged in court.

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Other schools where cheating and other irregularities were detected include State House Girls in Nairobi, Kagumo High School in Nyeri, Kerugoya Girls, Chania High School, Ituru, Kirimara, Tumutumu Girls, Mwea Boys, and Ondiri Academy.

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In Eastern, those affected included, Kamviu, Njuri, Kiegoi, Kabaa, and Thinganyaine.

In Nairobi area they were State House Girls, Shauri Moyo, the Salvation Army (private), and Samaj School Hall (private).

In Rift Valley, the best performer in the past many years, St Antony’s Boys High School, Kitale, and St Columban’s Secondary School, got a surprise after some results were canceled, denying it ranking.

Kericho High School, Ainamoi Secondary School, Baringo DTC, Kabarnet and Chebwagan were among those affected in Rift Valley.

In Kisii, the shame returned to best performer in the past, St John’s Nyamagwa Boys, Mongoni, Rigoma, Nyakongo, Nyamesocho, Rianyanchabera, and Isena secondary schools.

In some of these schools, the minister noted, parents defied school administration, and collected money to buy examination papers.

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