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CS Magoha says KCSE exam was successful, results out before Christmas

CS Magoha supervising the opening of KCSE examinations papers: He has declared the exercise was successful. /CFM-FILE.

NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 28 – Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has given the just concluded Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination a clean bill of health, declaring that it was largely successful.

Magoha said officials were able to thwart cheating cases in 21 cases across the country.

“It was a successful exercise and the focus has now shifted to the marking exercise,” he told reporters Wednesday, when the last paper was done.

Among the cases reported was the arrest of 26 people, among them candidates and teachers at St Theresa’s Primary School, a private examinations centre in Eastleigh, Nairobi where some had mobile phones for use in compromising the integrity of the national examinations.

In Kisii, 7 people impersonating KCSE candidates were arrested. They were all charged later.

Results are now expected before Christmas.

“The marking process will be accelerated and we expect results out before Christmas,” he said.

The CS commended teachers, education officials and security personnel for “diligent work throughout the exercise.”
“Majority of the teachers have acted with discipline and helped us deliver,” he said, “all credit goes to them.”

He warned “individuals planning to tamper with the results during the marking process” saying there will be “serious supervision to ensure the results are as accurate”.

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