DCI Makes Statement Concerning Leakage of KCSE Exam
DCI Makes Statement Concerning Leakage of KCSE Exam. According to newly available material, rogue officials from the Kenya National Examination Council and the Education Ministry may have planned to leak national tests in order to make money.
According to a meeting between MPs, the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI), and the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK), government employees created social media identities where they advertised exams for money.
The creation and activation of 49 social media profiles helped in the provision of exam questions.
Julius Melly, the chair of the National Assembly Education Committee, addressed after the meeting and claimed that the DCI also provided the names of KNEC and CAK officials who were involved in the conspiracy.
Mr. Melly promised not to publish the names of those officials when the committee presents its conclusions to Parliament at the end of the month.
Melly asserted that numerous examination system leaks involving big fish were exposed during the closed-door meeting.
We have accurate information about a number of Ministry of Education divisions. We looked into the methods by which users accessed social media platforms and the data they shared. Melly said.
He continued by saying that the committee would make substantial recommendations regarding how exams are handled, monitored, and penalized in the event of leaks, early exam exposure, collaboration, and impersonation.
“DCI gave us more information on particular perpetrators. They single out those who sign up for social media sites and have numerous accounts, some of which contain large financial investments. The man continued, “They told us how much money was moved through M-PESA and bank accounts as conduits before it reached particular persons.
During the discussion, it was determined that, of the 49 accounts created last year, 22 of them are on Facebook and 13 are on Telegram, with the rest accounts being under the names of different people.
Nine Telegram accounts and 19 Facebook profiles have been banned, however there are still roughly 14 phony Telegram and Facebook accounts active.
They include leakagekcseandkcpe, knecleakage2022, KNEC EXAMS, kncep, kcseleaks001, KCSENNC, kenny97, kcsegradechangingknec, knecexam2022, knecleakage, and KCSEEXAMLEAKAGES.
Kneclkg, KCSEANDKCPE EXAMS, Kcse2021leaks, kneckcseleakage, sanzy2, knec2021exam, and KCSEKCPRNCKASN EBLEAKAGES are a few Telegram accounts that have been removed.
The Facebook sites for KNEC PAST papers, Kcse Past Papers and Marking Schemes, and KNEC include KCSE Leakage, KNEC Standard Notes and Past Papers – TVET, Knec Past Papers, and Kenya National Examination Council Dennis Pritt Road.
Early in December of the previous year, KNEC Chief Executive David Njengere appealed for assistance in blocking Telegram and Facebook accounts that were misusing the system and raised concern over the early release of national exams.
The early release of national exam results on social media is a brand-new problem that KNEC is now addressing. In order to stop this threat, the council is asking your organization to assist in taking down a few well-known Facebook Forums and Telegram Channels. Dr. Njengere said.
The Council boss conducted meetings and wrote to the authority asking for the creation of a multi-agency team made up of the Council, CCK, and the ICT Authority to combat the test fraud.
“Some meticulous people have made it a habit to open exam papers once they have been taken out of the containers, take pictures, and share these in social media platforms,” said Njengere.
According to CCK Chief Executive Ezra Chiloba, strong end-to-end technology and privacy, self-destructing messages, and anonymous registration capabilities promote covert communication and continue to pose a threat to tracing offenders.
We’re sorry to have to let you know that contacting Signal and Telegram has proven to be particularly challenging, as the latter platform has generally been unresponsive, according to Chiloba.