The National Assembly’s Education Committee is set to roll-out public hearings on the alleged exam cheating during the 2022 KCSE exams.
The committee chairperson, Julius Melly, stated that the inquiry would be a thorough exercise that will involve an in-depth probe of the entire examination process.
The committee is set to investigate the setting of the exams, transportation, marking, and whether the circumstances during marking affected the 2022 KCSE results.
The committee will commence their regional visits on Monday, March 20, 2023, with the first team visiting Nakuru County at the Rift Valley Regional Commissioners plenary hall.
On the same day, another team will be at Nyeri County for a public engagement at Nyeri youth empowerment center in Ruring’u.
On March 21, 2023, the committee will collect views from the public at Uasin Gishu Multi-purpose Hall (Uasin Gishu County) and at the Embu Kenya School of Government (Embu County).
On March 22, 2023, committee members will be at Muliro University Hall (Kakamega County) and at Machakos Youth Center (Machakos County).
Residents of Nyamira County will have an opportunity to make their submissions before the MPs on March 23, 2023, at Nyamira CDF hall.
On the same date, another team from the committee will be at the Kenya Coast National Polytechnic Hall.
March 24, 2023, will be the last day of the regional visits, with the twin teams from the committee conducting public hearings at Grace Ogot hall (Kisumu County) and Wajir- ICT hall (Wajir County).
Hon Melly urged the public to turn up in large numbers and submit their views to the committee during the regional visits.
The public hearings will give the committee an opportunity to hear the views of the public on the alleged cheating during the 2022 KCSE exams
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, in January 27,rejected claims of cheating during the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
Speaking to the media at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Machogu stated that there was no cheating and referred to allegations of mass cheating, particularly in the Nyanza region, as propaganda.
He further emphasized that the Ministry of Education and the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) conducted credible exams, and he had ensured that integrity was not compromised during the administration of the exams.
Machogu condemned the misrepresentation of information and false claims being made regarding the KCSE.