320 students in seven centres were involved in exam irregularities – CS Magoha

Monday, March 28th, 2022 14:52 | By
Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof George Magoha. PHOTO/File

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said 320 students in seven centres were found to have committed irregularies during the 2021

Magoha said those who participated in the cheating will face the full force of the law.

"These candidates will be awarded a mark of zero (0) in the affected subjects," Magoha said.

He said in two weeks, those who facilitated cheating in the exam will be arrested.

“In the next two weeks, you will see what will happen to them. I have talked to our colleagues from the Ministry of Interior to do the necessary,” he stated.

A total of 1,214,031 candidates who sat the examination in 28,313 centres across the country received their results on Monday and will be fully "legible" for admission to secondary schools.

"Of these candidates, 610,384 (50.28%) were boys and 603,647 (49.72%) girls. In the 2020 KCPE, 1,179,192 candidates sat the examination.

"The candidature increased by 34,839 (2.95%) in 2021 when compared to 2020. Male and female candidates increased by 19,934 (3.27%) and 14,905 (2.47%) respectively," he added.

During the year 2021 KCPE examination, 12 counties registered more female than male candidates. These are Mombasa, Meru, Isiolo, Tharaka Nithi, Nairobi, Uasin Gishu, Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga, Kisumu and Siaya.

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