Don’t waste your money, KNEC warns parents over fake exam papers


The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) chairman George Magoha
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) chairman George Magoha

In Summary

  • Prof. Magoha, however, noted that fake papers claimed to the genuine papers are being circulated by traders seeking to defraud parents and candidates.
  • The KNEC boss said they are working closely with the ministries of Education, Interior and ICT to provide high level of integrity before, during and after the examinations.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has warned parents and teachers of fake national examination papers being sold in the market ahead of the exam period next month.

KNEC Chairman Prof. George Magoha on Thursday announced that preparations for this year’s KCPE and KCSE exams are complete, adding that the papers “have not and shall not be leaked.”

“The council has assessed all the 459 containers that will be housing the examinations materials and is satisfied that they are ready for the safe custody of the materials for the entire period of the examinations,” said Prof. Magoha.

“The council wishes to confidently assure the country that every candidate will see the examinations on the day that the particular papers are scheduled to be taken.”

Prof. Magoha, however, noted that fake papers claimed to the genuine papers are being circulated by traders seeking to defraud parents and candidates.

“It has, however, come to our attention that some daring and indefatigable examination cheating cartels are circulating fake papers in the social media. The Council wishes to advise the candidates not to be cheated into looking at these fake papers,” he added.

The KNEC boss said they are working closely with the ministries of Education, Interior and ICT to provide high level of integrity before, during and after the examinations.

“The council advises all candidates to keep focused on revision in line with the syllabus as that is the only way to pass the forthcoming examinations,” the council advised.

The examinations body reiterated that schools should not conduct prayers or allow visits during the Third Term.

Class 8 candidates are set to sit their examinations from October 30 to November 1 while those in Form 4 are due for rehearsals on November 2 with examinations scheduled to start on November 5.

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