Nyambaria High School under probe after students threaten Knec officials


An aerial view of Nyambaria High School in Kisii. [File, Standard]

The Ministry of Education has launched investigations into the conduct of Nyambaria Boys High School in the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.

This is after the students allegedly threatened Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) officials and invigilators deployed to the institution to monitor the exams.

The incident comes barely days after the ministry suspended the school's principal, Charles Onyari, as a centre manager over claims of exam malpractice.

Yesterday, a senior Education official told The Standard that the students had complained that the officials were too strict.

"It is true the students threatened KNEC officials deployed at the school. However, they did not assault them as some are alleging," he said.

He told The Standard the students became unruly, forcing them to call for more police to be deployed to the school.

"They are not happy with the invigilators. They chased them away over claims that the invigilators were strict with them. We have no idea what they mean by strict," said official

The official said that only the Cabinet Secretary and Principal Secretary can go on record about the developments in the school.

Nyambaria High School made headlines after it topped in the 2022 KCSE exams to beat academic giants from Nyanza region. The school send 448 students to university after they managed to attain grades C plus and above.

Leaders from the region condemned the students conduct and claimed that they were attempting to cheat in exams.