The Kenya National Examinations councils has issued an alert on fake examination papers currently in circulation.
The government through the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), lead by Chairperson George Magoha, said some principles are collecting money from the parents during the prayers day under an impossible promise that they will access examination papers prior to the date of the actual examinations.
Speaking during the inspection and assessment of 459 containers that will be housing the Examinations materials, Magoha warned the school principals saying their names have been handed over to the concerned authorities for tough action against them.
“The council has confirmed that some schools are still conducting prayers and other visit days during the Third Term contrary to the Ministry of Education guidelines. In some of the cases, including a few centres in Kisii and Garissa Counties, some principals are collecting money from parents during the prayers under an impossible promise that they will access examination papers prior to the date of the actual examinations” Said Magoha.
The council also said, it has come to their attention that some daring examination cheating cartels are circulating fake papers in the social media, while some parents, together with few unscrupulous teachers are providing candidates with the same fake papers.
“. Unfortunately, some parents, together with a few unscrupulous teachers, are providing candidates with these fake papers. The Council wishes to advise the candidates not to be cheated into looking at these fake papers. Instead, the Council advises all candidates to keep focused on revision in line with the syllabus as that is the only way to pass the forthcoming examinations.
However, the council assured that Kenyans that KCPE and KCSE examinations are secure and they have not been leaked and shall not be leaked.
“The council wishes to confidently assure the country that every candidate will see the examinations on the day that particular papers are scheduled to be taken” Said Magoha