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Experts Disclose What KCPE, KCSE Cheating Allegations May Lead to in the Country

As national examinations have been going on in the country, there have been various allegations including allegations of fraud.

Kenyans have witnessed a lot of rumors about the KCPE and KCSE exams where the CS of Education Professor George Magoha has reportedly insisted that there are no leaks in the exams.

KCPE was hit by a saga alleging that the questions in the English exam were removed from a single test published in February, just one month before the exam began.

KCSE did not survive with some parents and guardians reportedly paying people to do their children's exams in the presence of a teacher who posted a test paper on the social network WhatsApp.

It is very disappointing to see the education sector in the country sinking despite the reforms initiated by Dr Fred Matiang’i. When he was the minister of education. At that time, parents would do anything even if it was against the law, as long as they made sure their children passed the exams and joined prestigious institutions.

Not surprisingly, after the reforms, the results in many high schools were abruptly stigmatized and ridiculed, with schools that were not even heard of.

To some extent, it is understandable that parents and guardians work hard to provide for their children in high school places that guarantee them a place in college and a career.

However, due to cheating in exams, many smart students especially from the grassroots are locked out and lack the opportunity to join colleges while their positions are taken by the unqualified.

The result is unskilled labor in key professions such as medicine, engineering, teaching, civil servants, politicians and policy makers, while the country's research and innovation sector is severely affected.

Exam cheating in exams does not only affect the education sector but society as a whole.

In addition, some officials are taking over senior positions using forged certificates! We need an examination system that highlights the talents, skills and motivations of each individual candidate in order to improve the education sector in the country and eliminate unnecessary competition.

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