The national examinations agency has pleaded with the 1.9 million KCPE and KCSE candidates to avoid cheating in the upcoming tests.
In a passionate letter released yesterday, the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) said it is painful for the agency to cancel results each year for candidates who cheat.
The letter dated December 14 is sent to all candidates through primary school head teachers and high school principals.
Acting Knec Chief Executive Officer Mercy Karogo cautioned that in most cases, candidates are misguided by teachers, parents and classmates to participate in examination malpractice.
“These people mistakenly think that they are helping you, but instead they are exposing you to suffering through loss of examination results,” cautioned Karogo.
The one-page letter advises candidates that engaging in examination malpractice will not make them better children.
But even with the plea, Karogo cautioned that the council will not hesitate to cancel national examination results for cheats.
“No examination results can be given to a candidate who has cheated because results are only given for a candidate’s own honest efforts,” said Karogo.