Over 400 Students Missing KCSE 2021 Results To Know Fate In 30 Days.
According to the Kenya National Examinations Council, over 400 students whose 2021 KCSE results were withheld due to examination irregularities will learn their fate in May 2022. (KNEC).
Candidates from Homa Bay County’s Oriwo High School were denied access to their results on KNEC’s website and via SMS.
David Njeng’ere, CEO of KNEC, stated that investigations into exam malpractice at the school will be completed within 30 days. The council will then send a preliminary report to Education Secretary General George Magoha.
Njeng’ere informed the school’s principal, Maurice Akal, in a letter that the results would be withheld until the investigations were completed.
“The results of all candidates at Oriwo Boys High School, centre code 41731303 have been withheld on suspicion that they may have engaged in examination irregularities during the conduct of the 2021 KCSE Examination,” the letter read in part.
“This is done to allow for completion of investigations on the exercise of the powers on the handling of examination irregularities” the letter further explained.
The school had over 500 registered students, but only 441 took the exam.
Akal was directed to keep the affected candidates up to date on the status of the case.
Magoha stated that individuals caught engaging in examination malpractice were dealt with in accordance with the law when the results were announced on Saturday, April 23.
“In the 2021 KCSE Examination, 441 cases were reported, as well as one case of a center with all results withheld.”
“There were 441 cases reported in the 2021 KCSE Examination and one case of a centre with all the results withheld.
“I wish to categorically state that KNEC will not have any mercy on examination offenders who must be dealt with decisively. Consequently, the examination results of all the 441 cases have been cancelled,” Magoha declared.
He also stated that in preparation for the 2021 KCSE, the government increased measures to prevent any form of cheating through the combined efforts of all members of a Multi-Agency Team.
According to Magoha, as a result of this increased 50 vigilance, nearly all cases of cheating that would have occurred were avoided.
“Many mobile phones that would have been used to relay preexposed examination materials were confiscated before they could be used.
“I urge all stakeholders to support sustained Government efforts to end examination irregularities,” he pleaded.
In the spirit of responsible journalism, he also urged the media to ensure accuracy, fairness, objectivity, and the discipline of strict verification before reporting on cases of examination malpractice.