Maasai Girls’ Principal Under Investigations Over KCSE Exam Misconduct.
Ms. Rose Otieno, the principal of Maasai Girls’ Secondary School, is being investigated for allegedly attempting to leak the ongoing national examination.
Narok County Commissioner Isaac Masinde stated that the investigations were launched in response to allegations made by parents that she was soliciting Sh. 3,000 from each of them in exchange for assistance in leaking the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.
He stated that the county exam multi-agency committee ordered her to leave the examination center and that investigation is currently underway.
The committee replaced all of the school’s invigilators and security officers and appointed the Deputy Principal as acting center manager until the end of the KCSE examination period.
“The invigilators and security personnel were taken to different schools as we continue with investigations. Once investigations are over all those accused will be prosecuted in court of law,” said Masinde.
So far, five mobile phones have been discovered and confiscated at Olomirani Girls Secondary School and two others at Olmariko Secondary School in Narok West sub-counties, according to the commissioner.
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Masinde, on the other hand, stated that the examination was going well in all other county centers, with no irregularities reported.
He urged all security officers escorting the exam to be vigilant and to ensure that the exam was conducted in accordance with Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) regulations.
In recent days, there has been an increase in alleged cases of exam cheating, with online platforms being used to illegally distribute test papers for a fee.
Some school principals, invigilators, and candidates have been arrested as a result of this. While acknowledging some irregularities, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has stated unequivocally that the integrity of this year’s exam remains intact.
Investigations have revealed the illegal use of mobile phones and online forums such as WhatsApp and Telegram to send the tests to some candidates ahead of time. Since then, officials have strictly enforced the mobile phone ban.
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Maasai Girls’ Principal Under Investigations Over KCSE Exam Misconduct