11 arrested in suspected KCSE cheating attempt in Kisii


11 arrested in suspected KCSE cheating attempt in Kisii
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Eleven people among them students and teachers were Tuesday arrested on suspicion of exam cheating at a private examination centre identified as Milimani Ramasha Academy in Kisii County.

Police officers accompanied by Ministry of Education officials conducted a raid at the Milimani Ramasha Academy initially known as Intercity Examination Center at Kiagoro Area in Nyaribari Chache Constituency and arrested seven impersonators, the owner of the school and two others suspected to have been engaging in malpractices.

The arrest came as the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination entered its second day.

Education CS Professor George Magoha says the exam cheating was planned and executed with the full knowledge of examiners.

On Monday several other people as the KCSE exams kicked off, Prof. Magoha said the government had thwarted an attempt to compromise the KCSE exams by some parents in Nyanza who had contributed money to bribe exam officials and obtain the papers.

According to the CS, the parents in Homa Bay, Migori and Kisii had contributed Ksh.200,000 which was to be distributed to supervisors, invigilators and police.

The CS urged candidates to avoid any form of cheating in the exams, warning that anyone caught will have their results cancelled.

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