Senate to probe allegations on abnormal 2022 KCSE grades
The Senate Education Committee through Chairperson Joe Nyutu disclosed that they will investigate allegations of runaway cheating in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations that saw some schools suddenly post top grades.
“We want to ascertain the truth. It is very easy to know whether there was cheating in exams if candidates gave the same answers. All human beings cannot think the same,” said Mr Nyutu.
He added that some schools have posted abnormal curves which raises a lot of questions and gave an example of a school shooting from a mean score of 5 in 2021 to a score of 9 in 2022.
Nyutu said action will be taken against individuals found to have engaged in cheating in the national examinations.
He spoke in Mombasa where the matter was raised during an inaugural retreat of the Chairpersons of the 16 Senate committees.