Sheikh Khalifa, Bahari girls top coast region

Parents and teachers at the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyana school checking the 2017 KCSE results.The school is among st the schools that have topped in the coast region alongside Bahari girls and Kenyatta high school Mwatate PHOTO JANET MURIKIRA

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayeed school in Mombasa, Bahari girls and Kenyatta high school Mwatate are the schools that have topped the coast region.

In the Mombasa based Sheikh Khalifa three students scored an A plain while 37 students scored an A-, In Kenyatta high school Mwatate, 12 students scored an A- while 12 students scored an A- in the Kilifi based Bahari girls.

At the Mombasa based Light Academy, 12 students scored above an A- while 13 students scored an A- and above at the Memon High School.

In Kwale high school nine students scored an A- while six students scored an A- in Ribe boys.

The results of 1,309 candidates who sat for the 2019 examinations have been cancelled.

While releasing the exams on Wednesday in Nairobi, education cabinet secretary Prof George Magoha said the cancellation is as a result of students being involved in various forms of cheating that included; being found with mobile phones, carrying aunthorised materials to examination rooms among others.

“I wish to mention that over the period of the exams, we collected close to 100 mobile phones from various examination centres. In Kisii, we apprehended more than 10 impersonators who had connived with unscrupulous people to produce fake photo albums to give the impression they were genuinely KNEC registered candidates”. Said Magoha.

In Nairobi’s Eastleigh, 35 mobile phones were collected from a single centre where unfortunately cases of individuals who were attempting early exposure of examination papers, among others ills were apprehended.

“Our enhanced measures of fighting examination cheating in our schools have succeeded with a high measure of success. I wish to state that we have now stamped out the overt cases of cheating that were rampant in our education ecosystem”. He added.

However, Magoha pointed out that the number of cases of irregularities is much lower than 4,519 cancelled in the year 2018.

Moreover, 658 results have been withheld for routine checks on small details, including accuracy of their names and registration details.

These results are expected to be released to candidates as soon as the verification process is completed.