•In a statement issued on July 21, the body was quick to warn the public on the same.
•"The advertisement is in circulation on social media. It is fake," KNEC noted.
The Kenya National Examinations Council has warned Kenyans against falling victims to fake news, especially on social media.
The council said this after a poster, which it termed fake, circulated on social media, indicating that teachers were to be trained in preparation for the national examinations.
In a statement issued on July 21, the body was quick to warn the public on the same.
"The advertisement is in circulation on social media. It is fake," KNEC noted.
The fake post had urged the teachers to pay a training fee of Sh10,500 through mobile money services.
"Each applicant will be required to pay a training fee of Sh10,500 through KNEC pay bill number 819313 using their own registered mobile phone number" read part of the flagged message.
The applicants were required to specify their area of training i.e. KCPE, KCSE, PTE, DTE, Business or Technical training.
"Qualified applicants will be trained to mark the above examinations. Successful trainees will be incorporated into KNEC Examiners’ database," read part of the flagged post.
The deadline for the application, according to the fake letter, read September 2022, with the training scheduled between October 3 and October 9.
KNEC warned Kenyans about the fake news, citing that it only posts on its official pages.
KCPE exam will be written from November 28 to December 1, while KCSE will be taken from December 1 to December 23.
The marking process will be conducted from January 2, 2022, to January 20, 2022.