More than 800,000 form four candidates who registered for the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, (KCSE) examinations have this morning started writing their papers.

According to the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), registered candidates are on day one scheduled to sit for two subjects, English paper 1 and English paper 1, as scheduled in the 2021 KCSE  examination timetable.

KNEC Chief Executive Officer, Dr David Njeng’ere has warned all candidates against examination irregularities during the examination period which will end on the first day of April.

Punitive measures outlined in sections 27 to 40 of the KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012 Offenses and Penalties for cases of examination irregularities will apply to candidates or any other person who is caught practising examination irregularities.

For instance, any candidate who commits examination irregularities in any paper will not get results for that particular subject and will instead be awarded a grade, “Y” overall, an indication of cancellation of all other marks.

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Other tough measures on examination irregularities include, imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both to any other person who will gain access to examination material and knowingly reveal the contents to an unauthorized party, whether a candidate or not.

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