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Fate of teachers in KCSE exams cheating lies with employer

By Graham Kajilwa | April 22nd 2021
KCSE candidates at the Aga Khan High School prepare to start their KCSE theory paper as the exams got underway country-wide, November 05, 2018. [PHOTO BY GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD].

The fate of 27 teachers who were relieved of their duties over irregularities in the just-concluded Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations now lies with their employer.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said yesterday their names will be forwarded to the Teachers Service Commission for the disciplinary process to take effect.

The teachers were relieved of their duties as centre managers, supervisors and invigilators on claims of exam cheating in the concluded examinations.

The exams ended yesterday after students sat Arts and Design, an elective practical paper. The exams started on March 26.

Some 752,891 candidates sat the exams.

Magoha lauded how tightly guarded the examinations were, which saw no leakages. 

“I can confidently announce to the country that none of the 2020 KCSE examination papers was leaked, save for the unethical early exposure of questions, which was firmly dealt with and did not benefit any of the candidates,” said Magoha.

He said a total of 27 officials had their contracts as centre mangers, supervisors or invigilators terminated over allegations of violating regulations guiding the administration of examinations. In addition, the CS said 37 civilians, among them three university students and two businessmen, were arrested for attempting to either engage in or assist in examination irregularities. 

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