The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has announced stiffer sanctions, including a 10-year jail term for students who will be caught cheating in the national examinations in November.
The new guidlines include up to Sh2 million fines for those found culpable for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).
“Any person who gains access to examination material and knowingly reveals the contents, whether orally or in writing, to an unauthorized party, whether a candidate or not, will be in violation of Section 27 of the Act and the penalty will be imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both,” the new guidelines stated.
The statement also warned that any candidate who caught for examination malpractice will have the results for the subject cancelled.
In a statement, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Acting CEO, Mercy Karogo urged candidates to make sure that their conduct is above-board during the examinations period to avoid results cancellation.