Education Committee Concludes Inter-County Public Hearings On 2022 KCSE Cheating Allegations

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The National Assembly Education Committee has concluded its public hearings on cheating allegations in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.

Wajir is the 10th county the legislators visited in their fact-finding mission, as they sought to establish if there were malpractices in last year’s national exams as has been widely claimed.

At the event held at Wajir ICT Hall, education stakeholders from the region led by the Wajir Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) branch Executive Secretary Noor Bardad and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers – KUPPET counterpart Ali Mohamed told the legislators that there was no single case of examinational cheating recorded in the county.

The unionists hailed the committee for pushing for the employment of more teachers in Wajir and other neighbouring counties of Garissa, Mandera and Lamu. However, they noted that there is still understaffing in the region.

Prof Mohamed Elmi, a former chancellor of Rongo University, blamed the shortage of teachers for the dismal performance of the region in the national examinations.

“As a committee we raised the issue of acute shortage of tutors in North Eastern with the Teachers Service Commission. The region is the only one in the country where employment of teachers is done continuously. We will do more to fill the gaps,” reassured MP Julius Melly.

This Friday, committee members will converge in Nairobi at Parliament Buildings for the final day of public hearings, with residents from the city county and nearby regions expected to make their submissions.

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