Education CS George Magoha has announced that 27 KCSE exam officers have been fired following their involvement in irregularities in the national exams.
Speaking during a press briefing on Wednesday, April 21, the CS stated that the officers revealed examination papers before they had been scheduled to take place.
” We experienced a number of cases where examination officials attempted to open the papers with the intention of exposing them to candidates before the actual examinations started. We thwarted these efforts in a few centres countrywide, some of which I released to you during my weekly briefs,” he said.
At the same time, the CS also announced that 35 civilians including university students had been arrested and 53 cell phones confiscated during the KCSE period.
“As we speak, security agencies are busy conducting thorough forensic investigations to find out if the gadgets were used to aid any form of cheating,” he noted.
Magoha was speaking at Nairobi School where he had gone to monitor the exam on the last day of the KCSE examinations.
The CS announced that marking of the papers would commence today and results expected will be released by May 10, 2021.
He congratulated the 752,891 students who sat for the exams despite challenges witnessed in the wake of the pandemic.