KNEC has cancelled KCSE examinations of 1,205 candidates alleged to be involved cheating.
Addressing the media on Wednesday, Chairman George Magoha said the students are from in 9 of 10 centres that cheating in 2017 exams.
Magoha said 64 centres were reported to have engaged on exam malpractice with 11 candidates being found with mobile phones.
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He said nine candidates were found with unauthorized materials in examination rooms.
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) January 17, 2018
“…the students can appeal or register again for the KCSE exams this year,” Magoha said.
Last year, the results of 10 schools were withheld over suspicion that there was malpractice in the institutions.
Twitter has resulted in various reactions over the matter;
— Djwilly254 (@wilmizler8) January 17, 2018
Why is this report coming this late.#KCSEExamCheating
Matiang’i has wasted so many lives of 2016 & 2017 Students
— Bruce O Pinnock (@BruceOnyango) January 17, 2018
We all worked hard so that we can pass exams. Our education is exam centered; always about how u perform in exams. My Entrepreneurship degree did not turn me into an entrepreneur bc I can’t apply the classroom knowledge in real life😢😢#KCSEExamCheating pic.twitter.com/RmzGtXtE9M
— VivianMeyer (@vmeyers8) January 17, 2018