The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has issued a warning urging the public to be cautious of fraudsters attempting to deceive them with promises of hacking the agency’s portal to manipulate the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results.
During the recent announcement of results, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu disclosed a change in result accessibility for parents and candidates.
For the first time, the candidates accessed results through the portal, replacing the SMS channel they relied on for the past two decades.
In response , the examination body shared screenshots circulating among con artists, displaying a fake URL of the KNEC website, a deceptive tactic intended to mislead the public.
One fraudulent post showed a student whose D+ grade was allegedly changed to a C+, accompanied by contact information for those seeking changes in their result .
KNEC promptly cautioned 2023 KCSE candidates against falling victim to such scams run by Fraudsters
The caution arises amidst concerns raised by students and parents regarding disappointing 2023 KCSE results, released last week.
Students from Oruba Boys Secondary School in Migori expressed dissatisfaction with mostly D grades, highlighting the unexpected nature of the results.
A day after the KCSE release, questions emerged regarding alleged inconsistencies in results displayed on the KNEC portal.
Homabay MP Peter Kaluma shared screenshots suggesting alterations, such as a student’s mean grade changing from B+ to A- and changes in the results of a national boys school.
A total, 903,260 students took the 2023 KCSE exams, marking an increase from the 881,416 candidates in 2022.