The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has dismissed reports on the upgrading of 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results.
In a statement issued on Monday, December 11, the examination council warned Kenyans against falling prey to fraudsters who purport to assist candidates score high marks just by sharing their index numbers.
“Do not fall prey to fraudsters purporting to be able to adjust KCSE scores. Absolutely no one can influence the scores of any national examination” KNEC noted.
According to the hoax message shared by the fraudsters candidates are asked to send Ksh 9,000 for registration purposes.
” Hallo send 9k ya registration nikifanyie mpango wa upgrading ya KCSE inaendelea sa hii NB requiremnents Random num ‘school code . index num ya strong student and weak students” the fake message read
KNEC recently dismissed reports that cases of exam malpractice had been reported, hence leading to the suspension of the ongoing KCSE marking exercise.
According to a post published in a fake Facebook post purporting to be that of Education Cs Ezekiel Machogu , seven cases of exam malpractice have been repotted as examiners are on with marking the exams.
“The marking process has been temporarily halted, and as a result , there is a possibility that the release of KCSE results may be postponed to January” the post read in part.
The psuedo account further noted that the cases of examination irregularity emerged from school located in North-eastern region.
A total of 903,260 candidates enrolled for this year’s KCSE exams.
The 2023 KCSE exams started on Thursday, October 10, and ended on Friday, November 24