Probe Into KCSE Exam Cheating Allegations Begins

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The National Assembly Departmental Committee on Education has opened a probe into cheating allegations in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.

Two delegations from the Committee chaired by Julius Melly on Monday morning conducted public hearings with Nyeri and Nakuru Counties residents as the MPs sought answers on what truly transpired in the last exams.

The Committee Chairperson led the delegation that visited Nyeri County, which had a sitting at the Nyeri Youth Empowerment Centre in Ruring’u.

Jerusha Momanyi was the leader of the second delegation that engaged with the public at the Rift Valley Provincial Headquarter’s Plenary Hall.

During the two separate sessions, public members blamed the rising cases of examination malpractices on the obsession by both students and institutions to be ranked highly.

” Cheating in our schools is partly fueled by the desire of learners and their teachers to pass exams with flying colors. The obsession with being ranked top is unhealthy and is to blame for the rise in exam malpractices, ” Nancy Njeri said.

The issue of under-payment of teachers mandated with the marking of the national exams also emerged, with many public participants that attended the meeting chaired by Melly noting that it is one of the major causes of the vice, as it gives room for bribery.

Tomorrow members of the twin House teams will have public engagements at the Embu Kenya School of Government Eastern Kenya and Uasin Gishu Multi-purpose Hall in Rift Valley.

On Wednesday, committee members will be at Muliro University Hall, Western Kenya and Machakos Youth Center in South Eastern part of the country.

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