More than 70 candidates who sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) Examinations in Kisumu County in 2015 have not received their results for allegedly having engaged in examination irregularities.
Speaking to the press from his office Thursday, Kisumu County Director of Education, Sylvester Mulambe said three examination centres were involved in the vice.
Mulambe singled out Oroba Primary school (Muhoroni Sub County), Keyo Nyadundo (Nyakach Sub County) and Temudo Academy (Kisumu East) as the main casualties
“At Oroba 39 candidates were victimized for colluding in Kiswahili paper, Keyo Nyadundo 13 candidates also cheated in Kiswahili while at Temudo academy all the 23 registered candidates cheated in both English and Kiswahili,” he said.
He hailed the six candidates from the affected schools who refused to participate in the vice arguing that they were guided by integrity.
“I would like to urge parents to inculcate positive moral values in their children at an early age to avoid such situations,” he said.
The County Director stated that his team will soon launch investigations to establish the root cause of the matter in order to stamp it out in future.
Mulambe however said the County had posted a good performance adding that analysis to ascertain the overall result will be released later.
Kisumu County registered a total of 23,906 candidates with 12,023 of them being boys while 11,883 were girls.
By Salome Alwanda