KNEC Steered Exam Cheating in 2022 KCSE from MPs Report
KNEC Steered Exam Cheating in 2022 KCSE from MPs Report. Investigations had revealed that some Kenya National Examination Council officials had facilitated test fraud during the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, according to a report from the National Assembly’s Committee on Education on March 22. (KCSE).
During a hearing session in Mombasa, the Committee’s chair, Julius Melly, revealed findings and claimed that KNEC employees had traded exam papers for money.
The Committee also voiced concern on the precipitous decline in some schools’ performance following their receipt of commendable ratings and high overall mean test scores in 2022.
The members claim that a review of the historical data from the scrutinized schools revealed significant deviations, raising concerns about the short-term impact.
“There was exam cheating in 2022. And the general public has made it very evident that most of the fraud came from the council itself, according to Melly.
Teachers who testified before the committee disclosed that certain individuals working for the assessment board were involved in the lucrative business of selling exam papers.
The teachers demanded tough sanctions as well as the creation of a separate organization to supervise KNEC in carrying out its duty of conducting national exams.
This corrupt system exists. I turn to face the other side after learning that something has occurred. The cartels will become more brazen if we don’t take action, a delegate warned the committee.
The committee members said that it would take them two months to wrap up their investigations on the administration of the 2022 KCSE. After that, the Committee will produce a report and suggest taking legal action against the perpetrators.
In the meanwhile, the Committee will continue its tour of open hearings across the country. However, the MPs did not permit the cancellation of the KCSE results for the applicants who took the exam in 2022.
Notwithstanding complaints from the public about some of the results that were displayed in a few schools, the Education Cabinet Secretary refuted allegations in January that there had been widespread cheating on the exam.
Some schools, especially those in Nyanza, ignited a national debate after surpisingly outperforming some of the recently well-known big brands and taking first place on the performance list.