In a stern cautionary note, the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has alerted candidates currently undertaking the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations to remain vigilant against the proliferation of counterfeit exam papers circulating on various social media platforms.
Dr. David Njengere, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KNEC, emphatically stated that the examination papers in circulation on social media are unequivocally fake and are designed to mislead KCSE candidates.
“I can assure you that there is no single genuine paper that can circulate on those social media platforms. All they have is fake papers,” affirmed Njegere.
Highlighting the effectiveness of the new guidelines implemented by the Ministry of Education to combat exam malpractices, Njegere expressed the exam council’s commitment to ensuring the credibility of results.
Revealing that 46 cases of malpractices have been reported thus far, Njegere downplayed their significance, asserting that these incidents do not compromise the overall integrity of the examination.
Meanwhile, the KNEC CEO reassured the public that measures have been put in place to guarantee that schools in regions affected by heavy rains receive their examination papers in a timely manner.
As the national exams enter their second week, Njegere commended the cooperation of center managers and security officers, specifically praising the implementation of the double collection of morning and afternoon papers. This proactive approach has effectively mitigated the risk of early exposure to the second session paper, as highlighted in Njegere’s press address on Monday.