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Four KCSE candidates disqualified for cheating in examination

Four KCSE candidates have been de-registered by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) over cheating allegations.

Education Principal Secretary Belio Kepsang said the four would not continue with the remaining papers after they were found with mobile phones in the examination rooms, contrary to the law.

While speaking at Kisauni police headquarters in Mombasa County, Education Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang discloded tha the four would not continue with the remaining papers after they were found with mobile phones, contrary to the law.

“Students register as individuals, not regions or schools, and so we are going to deal with them in that capacity. I’m not going to mention any school or county,” said the Kipsang’.

The PS also candidates against smuggling materials into examinations rooms, saying if found they would be deregistered.

“We ask invigilators to be thorough in their frisking to ensure unauthorised materials, including phones, do not find their way into the exams rooms.

“On the penalty of being found with such materials, the law is very clear; we shall recall the exam on the spot,” he said.

H said the law allowed for the recalling of the examinations at any point if there was malpractice that can compromise integrity of the test.

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