15 November 2012

Kenya: Migori Principal Gets Mystery SMS With KCSE Answers

Migori police are investigating a case where a principal received questions and answers of KCSE Islamist Religion Education paper via SMS from an unknown person.

Nyaduong' Secondary School principal Samuel Ochieng said he informed police and the Knec regional office. "I was shocked when I received the lengthy message with the questions and answers even though my school is not sitting the Islamic Religion paper. When I tried calling the number, it wasn't going through," he said.

He added that the school is well prepared and vigilant on exam cheating to avoid having their students' results cancelled. DEO Joseph ole Pirdai said no school in the area is sitting the IRE paper.

He however refused to confirm whether the questions and answers are this year's. "I got the SMS and the number which we passed to police in the Nyanza police headquarters in Kisumu and Knec to help arrest the culprit," Pirdai said. He added that the principal has recorded a statement with police over the issue.

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