The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has issued a warning to candidates taking the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams to remain vigilant against fake exam papers circulating on different social media platforms.
KNEC CEO Dr. David Njengere affirmed that the exam papers being shared on social media are not authentic 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,” Njengere stated
He emphasized that the Ministry of Education’s newly implemented guidelines to combat exam malpractices are proving effective, and KNEC is committed to ensuring the credibility of the examination results.
Njengere disclosed that 46 cases of malpractices have been reported in the country so far, downplaying their significance in undermining the integrity of the exams.
In the midst of ongoing heavy rains affecting certain areas, Njengere assured that measures have been implemented to ensure timely delivery of examination papers to schools.
Njengere also highlighted the success of the double collection of morning and afternoon papers, which has effectively addressed the challenge of early exposure of second session papers.
The morning paper is collected at 7 am and administered between 8 am and 10 am, after which the answer scripts are securely returned to the designated container.
Subsequently, center managers proceed to collect the second session papers at 12:30 pm, with administration scheduled from 2 pm onward.