KNEC has cancelled KCSE examinations results of 1,205 candidates alleged to have been involved cheating.
Addressing the media on Wednesday, Chairman George Magoha said the students are from
9 out of 10 exam centres that reported cheating in 2017 exams.
11 candidates were found with mobile phones and
nine others with unauthorized materials in examination rooms.
"It's amazing that in some cases the candidates had written the right answers before cancelling them to write wrong answers they received from teachers who colluded with them," Magoha said.
Magoha said the candidates whose results have been cancelled are free to register for this year's exams at schools of their choice.
"...the students can appeal or register again for the KCSE exams this year," Magoha said adding that the deadline of registration is February 28.
He said 67 candidates were cleared and they will receive their results.
The names of the schools will be released starting tomorrow after the candidates who have been cleared receive their results.
refused to reveal the number of teachers found complicit.
Forty teachers were involved in KCSE exam irregularities.
TSC boss Nancy Macharia said they
and must be punished
"We have names (of teachers) we have taken somewhere. The onus is not on us to judge them. TSC will find its own ways to judge them. Our work as KNEC is to give them recommendations," Magoha said.
Last year, the results of
10 schools were withheld over suspicion that there was malpractice in the institutions.
"We are withholding results of the schools because we want further analysis. Our examiners noted clear evidence of collusion," Education CS Fred Matiang'i said.
Only 70,073 candidates attained university entry mean grade of C+, with 142 candidates getting As.
88,929 attained university entry grades, while 141 got As.
There has been a decline
in candidates who got A-.
2,714 candidates got A-, compared to
4,645 A- in 2016.