KNEC Unveils 3 Major Platforms Used to Spread Exam Materials
KNEC Unveils 3 Major Platforms Used to Spread Exam Materials. The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) is currently dealing with a new challenge brought on by the posting of national examination results on social media sites.
98 cases of social media accounts engaging in cybercrime against the educational sector have been documented during the last three years.
Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) Chief Executive David Njengere wrote a letter requesting that Facebook communities and Telegram channels used to commit the violations be closed down.
According to a letter from Dr. Njengere dated December 8, 2022 “To avoid this threat, the Council is requesting assistance from your organization to take down some identified Facebook forums and Telegram channels,” said Njengere.
However, it was determined that the Knec is still irritated by internet criminals who make significant attempts to interfere with national tests.
The three platforms with the largest user bases for carrying out this vice are Telegram, WhatsApp, and Signal.
Therefore, he said, “These platforms have been utilized to spread exam misinformation, exam fraud, and illegal distribution of exam material, among other cyber-related offenses.”
However, CA Director General Ezra Chiloba noted that the organization frequently receives requests for assistance in the investigation of cybercrimes, particularly violations related to examinations made possible by technology.
Chiloba emphasized how their collaboration helped with the investigation and prosecution of cybercrime by allowing for the identification of offenders, the sharing of cyber threat information, and the preservation of digital forensic evidence. The removal of illicit web channels and content was another benefit of their collaboration, he continued.
According to Chiloba, throughout the exam period, there is an increase in difficult-to-detect technology enabled examination fraud.