Knec has cancelled the results of 3,427 candidates over exam irregularities, chairman George Magoha has said.
Addressing the media during the release of Knec investigations on Tuesday, Magoha said the students are are free to register for the 2019 exam instead of having to wait for three years as provided for in law.
“The council has made a painful but a good decision and that is to cancel the results of the candidates. These candidates should be encouraged to register for this year’s exam. The deadline is February 15,” he said.
The chairman noted that the affected candidates were from 4,300 examination centers.
“These centres were bold enough to try and cause irregularities.. during the process we caught some of them and dealt with them accordingly,” he said.
“If you are not caught during the process you are caught during marking.”
Magoha said the candidates are from 44 centers across the country, adding that the malpractice occurred due to negligence of some officials.
“During the investigation, we found out that the malpractice took place due to negligence of adults like centre managers, invigilators, teachers’ service personnel on the ground among others,” he said.
He said 1,275 candidates and nine centers from the 15 affected counties were cleared.
“This was after thorough investigation without fear or favour… therefore their results will be released,” he said.
Magoha said the council invited the affected schools on January 14 to explain the reason for cancellation.