Written By John Mutiso 📝
At least 25 students from Dibuoro Secondary School in Siaya County, whose KCSE results were withheld due to alleged exam malpractice, will retake the exam in 30 days.
Nelson Sifuna, the Siaya County Director of Education, stated that the affected candidates were allowed to appeal the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) decision to cancel their results.
“They have appealed the decision and will re-sit another examination in 30 days in order to get the results because of what transpired at the time the KCSE exam was being administered,” Mr. Sifuna told the Nation.
However, Sifuna did not specify whether the students will pay afresh for the exam or whether they will sit for it in a different examination center.
Several former students who had their results canceled expressed hope that they would be able to retake the exams and receive their certificates.
According to one candidate, retaking the exam would allow some of them to attend college.
“It is sad that some of us have no results to show for the four years in secondary school. We never cheated in the exams and we will prove that when we take the other exam,” the candidate said.
Mid last month, police stormed the school and arrested 42 students who were hauled to Siaya police stations after they were found with cellphones that had examination leakages.
The police also arrested the school principal and KNEC supervisor, as well as five laboratory assistants and a chemistry teacher who were released a day later, pending further investigation.
This comes as Knec investigates alleged cheating at some schools, including Oriwo Secondary School, whose candidates were also denied results due to suspicion of exam malpractice.
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