Parents caught trying to buy KCSE papers

Parents caught trying to buy KCSE papers
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha addressing journalists on August 21, 2019.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has issued a stern warning over any attempt to cheat in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination which kicked off on Monday morning across the country.

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.

“We are getting information that is not encouraging. Parents have still gone ahead and collected massive sums of money to buy exams… There are people who have identified supervisors whom they plan to pay Ksh.120,000; invigilators Ksh.60,000 and police Ksh.40,000,” he said.

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

“Please do not get involved in it, otherwise you will not get your results,” said Magoha.

He was speaking during the distribution of KCSE examination papers at the Kisumu East Deputy County Commissioner’s office.

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