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MPs Wind Up Public Inquiry on KCSE Cheating Claims.

Post by : Hillary Musyoki

With the 2022 KSCE examination results out, many of the schools had improved on their means scores which raised questions on alleged cheating in the exams.

Several MPs looked into the matter and they concluded the countrywide probe into the alleged cheating in the exams.

The team concluded the inquiry in Wajir on Tuesday at the Wajir ICT hall.

But on Friday, the team will do its final probe at the Parliament buildings in Nairobi.

The team is excepted to submit a report on the findings and recommendations from the analysis after two months.

The team led by Education committee chair Julius Melly began the investigations in Nyeri and Nakuru counties.

In a group comprised of 15 members split into two groups and went on to try to discover if there was any malpractices during the exam period.

“We had schools which moved from a mean grade of 6to 10.As a committee, we have the responsibility to find out what was it that happened,”Melly said.

During the probe, the public blamed stiff competition among schools as the cause of increased cheating.

Some stakeholders urged that the punishment for cheating should be escalated to stop cheating.

“Cheating should be made very expensive for both the students and their  institutions of learning,” KNUT official said.

The MPs also looked into how issues raised on examiners demotivation could have affected the results.

“If an examiner is not motivated would his demotivated attitude affect results and the relationship between Centre managers and examiners?”

They also invited the public to submit their opinions either orally or written from March 20to March 27 in 11 counties.

The team is also investigated measures set by the Ministry of Education and KNEC to curb cheating.

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