29 October 2012

Kenya: High School Teacher Arrested Over Cheating

A Malindi High School teacher who was arrested on Friday over allegations of planning to assist 128 students to cheat in national exams will be arraigned in court today.

Malindi district education officer Mary Kamarua said over the weekend the teacher had allegedly collected Sh1000 from 128 KCSE students from the school.

Kamarua said the teacher had been reported to the police. "The teacher intended to help students to cheat in exams. He is said to have collected Sh128,000 from the students. We have cooperated with the police by giving them all the information," she said.

The DEO said it was unfortunate the teacher had been caught in a serious criminal malpractice. "It is not good for parents, students and teachers or anyone else to help or to cheat in exams. It is important for people to understand that it is illegal to take materials or money that will lead to cheating," she said.

She warned that anyone who will be found abetting cheating will be arrested. An Islamic Religious and Arabic teacher, Abdi Mohamed was arrested on Friday by CID officers. The CID officers from Malindi also nabbed the teacher's laptop and a modem.

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