For selling phony Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination papers, a third economics student at Zetech University has been arrested. Oscar Brighton was arrested yesterday by undercover operatives assigned to the Kenya National Examination Council’s monitoring and surveillance section, according to a report from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). “The suspect had fraudulent examination papers in his hands, and others were kept in his phone.” He set up many WhatsApp groups in which aspirants were urged to deposit between Sh1,600 and Sh2,600 for Humanities and Sciences, respectively.” Partially read the report.
According to reports, the suspect was the administrator of two groups totaling 72 people who had been sold the exam papers. “A serial offender, the suspect is now in detention and will be charged with violating section 28 of the National Examination Malpractices Act 29, 2012,” DCI said. Mombasa Education CS George Magoha revealed that the Telegram application was being utilized in examination irregularities at the commissioning of Competency-Based Curriculum classrooms at Star of the Sea Girls’ Secondary School last week.
“It is unfortunate to report that the examination cartels are highly active on Telegram. “We’re actually keeping a tight eye on things,” he remarked. According to Magoha, cheating issues normally arise during the second paper of each subject. “I’d like to warn the few center managers who may be tempted to open the papers and post them on Telegram that we’ll be ready for them.” “Try it if you don’t like your job or your life,” he said. On Wednesday, the KCPE exams were completed, and education CS George Magoha informed Kenyans that no exam had been leaked.
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