Dunia Isimame Nishuke!! 30 KCSE candidates arrested for engaging in a s#x party in Bomet County

Police in Bomet arrested 30 KCSE candidates on charges of underage drinking and engaging in a sex party in a secluded house in Bomet County.

Bomet Township chief Ruben Ngetich said the lot were candidates who had just completed their KCSE examinations.

They were busted in an abandoned house at Chepngaina village, some three kilometers from Bomet town at 10pm on Friday.

Ngetich told the Star that they found 15 girls and a similar numbers of boys with alcohol in the said house.

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The administrator said he got a tip-off from locals and immediately mobilised the police who executed the arrest.

The form four leavers are in custody at the Bomet police station. The investigators are tracing the person who sold alcohol to the students.

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“We found bottles of hard drinks in the house and we are still trying to get to the bottom of this to know who exactly aided this act,” the chief said.

However, area police boss Samson Rukunga said it remains unclear whether all those arrested were students.

The arrests came as cops probe a video clip of drunken students, believed to be KCSE candidates, insulting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and his Education counterpart Amina Mohamed.

The students of Ambira High school have since been identified by the police, a report on the same said.

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Grief in Homa Bay as KCSE candidate dies due to labour complications

At least three KCSE candidates have died in Homa Bay over the last 1 week.

Faith Atieno was the latest to die after she succumbed to labour complications.

She died at the Homa Bay Referral Hospital yesterday.

The Kakimba Mixed Secondary School student died with the infant inside her womb.

“The hospital’s medical practitioners said the candidate died due to complications that arose during delivery,” county police commander Marius Tum said.

Her body was taken to the hospital’s mortuary but was later transferred to Rosewood mortuary, a private facility in Rongo for postmortem.

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On Sunday, another candidate died after sustaining serious injuries during a football match.

Javan Onyango of DC Mixed Secondary School in Rangwe constituency succumbed to abdominal injuries sustained as he played with colleagues in the school compound on Friday evening.

The students were playing after their last paper of the week when the 17-year-old was injured.

“We were informed that he was accidentally kicked on the lower abdomen. The kick is suspected to have interfered with his kidney,” Gem West chief Joel Otieno said.

Onyango collapsed on the pitch and was rushed to a private hospital at Rodi Kopany. He was transferred to Homa Bay Referral Hospital after his condition worsened.

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“It is unfortunate tha he passed on,” Rangwe deputy county commissioner Elvis Olum said. The body was taken to the hospital’s mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Last week, another candidate at Atemo Mixed Secondary School in Kasipul constituency died after collapsing during a football match.

Toddy Otieno was rushed to Matata Nursing Home in Oyugis town where he died on arrival.

County commissioner Irungu Macharia said the student had not complained of any illness since the start of the exams.

Last week, another KCSE student in Nyamira county collapsed and died after completing the day’s exams. The KCSE exam ends on Thursday next week.

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‘Thank you for always protecting me’Haunting words of 2018 KCSE student who passed away as she prepared to go sit for her exam

A KCSE student has died as she was preparing to go sit for her exam,her death comes a few days after the exam started country wide.

She died at home ,she had been sick but had managed to sit for his previous exams before this tragedy struck.

KCSE student stabs his mum for giving him Ksh 50 as pocket money

Speaking about the death his dad says

“My daughter asked me to make her some porridge as she prepared for school around 5 am.When I went to do so she called me back and asked me to carry her for a while he then told me ‘Dad there is nothing more I can say to you all I want to say is thank you for always protecting me.After that she breathed her last.”

Elsewhere 3 KCSE candidates in Taita Taveta did not sit for their Chemistry exam after registering for a subject they did not study fr by mistake.

Director of Education in Taveta Abdulatif Hassan however said that the trio will still go on with the other exams as planned.
He further added that there have been no students who have sat for their exam while in hospital after child bearing .
Hassan however confirmed that there have been three cases of pregnancies in Eldoro,Lumi and Bishop Njenga schools.
He added that his team will be involved in educating the community  on the limitations of early pregnancies.

KCSE student stabs his mum for giving him Ksh 50 as pocket money

A form four candidate on Tuesday took exams under tight security of the police after he was arrested for stabbing his mother several times.

The incident happened in the wee hours of Tuesday after they disagreed over pocket money.

According to those who witnessed the ordeal, the boy aged (17) was given fifty shillings by his mother as pocket money but he turned down the offer and demanded for more.

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But when his mother refused to add more, the boy took their kitchen knife and stabbed her several times on the stomach.

“I heard them argue over pocket money as the boy wanted his mother to add him more money, and in few minutes I heard her mother screaming out of pain calling for help. When I arrived, I found her lying down and the boy had flew to school,” said Kendy Moraa, his cousin.

Confirming the incident, area Chief Dickson Masi said they rushed the injured mother to Nyamira Hospital where she is fighting for her life.

“After the incident we went straight to the school where the boy studies and we found out that exams had begun but when we explained to our fellow officers of the incident the boy was keenly watched by the police and was immediately arrested as soon as he was done with his exams,” said Masi

Masi further said the boy is currently held at Nyamira police station and he will be arraigned in court once investigations are done.

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Shock and grief in Nyamira as a student dies soon after completing his maths KCSE exam paper

A student at Gesiaga secondary school in Nyamira has died soon after completing his Maths paper leaving his fellow students in shock.
The candidate collapsed immediately after completing the test on Monday.
His father Joshua Ongaga, who is a teacher at a local primary school, said his son had a history of heart complications.

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“My son has a heart problem and we have been taking him for medication, his last session being at The Mater hospital in Nairobi,” he said.

The deceased’s body was taken to Kinara hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem to establish the exact cause of death.
He was among 192 candidates at the school who are sitting for this year’s KCSE examination.
At least 664,585 candidates wrote their Mathematics paper on Monday morning with the Chemistry exam scheduled for the afternoon.

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Form Four students kick off their KCSE exams

Form Four students will today begin their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations across the country. Security has been tightened ahead of the session.

The students will start with practical exams which are scheduled to end on November 1, before they kick off theories on November 5 to 29.
Candidates will be examined on oral and braille French.

This will be followed by German (oral), Arabic (oral), Kenyan Sign Language (practical signing skills) and home science (foods and nutrition) over two weeks.

Meanwhile, a KCSE candidate at a school in Trans Nzoia has died after allegedly drinking ethanol during a physics practical lesson.

John Murambi, 21, was pronounced dead on arrival at Kiminini Cottage Hospital.

The father, Martin Wafula, said his son came home the previous day complaining that he was not feeling well. He refused to be taken to the hospital.

“In the morning, we found him unconscious in bed and rushed him to the hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival,” he said.

Wafula said some of his son’s classmates told him Murambi drank ethanol in the laboratory.

He said they are waiting for postmortem results.

Efforts to reach the school principal were futile. She did not answer our calls.

Trans Nzoia East police boss Jackson Mwenga said investigations are underway.

He urged students to be careful as they prepare to write exams.

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Upendo Wa Baba! Mp Gifts Daughter With A Brand New Car After She Scored An A-

Nominated MP David ole Sankok has wowed many after he rewarded his daughter with a car for her exemplary performance in last year’s KCSE examinations.

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The law maker presented the car to his daughter in a colorful event which was witnessed by hundreds of friends and family members.

Sankok’s daughter, Naserian scored a mean grade of A-.

In a long Facebook post, the mheshimiwa who also serves as the chair of the National Council of People with Disabilities, praised his ‘disciplined’ first born daughter for making him and his family proud.

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Sankok went on to narrate how he had a tough up bringing and how difficult it was raising Naserian after his shop was burnt to the ground and when he was suspended from the University of Nairobi, while she was a baby. Challenges which saw her parents take her to the village where she grew up in.

I present you this gift my child, A brand new car,
To say thank you for exemplary results, Thank you for attaining an A- in your KCSE, the first gift i gave your mother Hellen Sankok was an Icecream worth two shillings at Uhuru park because that was what i could afford 19 years ago, my daughter it is not the price/value of the gift that matters, it is the love we attach to it. The post read in part.

Read the post below.

I named you Naserian my daughter meaning blessing because you were born at the exact time i was being sworn in as SONU Chairman seventeen years ago.

I’m a proud father today, I’m happy my girl, Your mum is happy too.

Your obedience, Your discipline, your truthfulness Your fear of God and your humility
Are attributes that really touched our hearts,

I love you my daughter so much, If I could sing,
I could sing the best of songs for you my girl.

I’m a proud father today, I’m proud of your 2017 KCSE results, You are a blessing to us indeed.

You were born during my lowest moment but your smiles made me work hard, i took you to the village when my shop in Suswa was bunt and i was suspended from the University of Nairobi but you adopted quickly.

You never demanded to be taken to any private school, You traced by steps in Ole Sankale primary school, You are that discipline child the dream of any father.

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Naserian my child, I thank you for being a role Model to your siblings, i thank you for being proud of a father with Disability, i thank you for respecting your teachers and your elders, i thank you being my first born and for setting the bar so high for your siblings, i have also set the bar very high for you my child (Member of Parliament), i bless you to get a much high position, higher than a member of national assembly.

I present you this gift my child, A brand new car,
To say thank you for exemplary results, Thank you for attaining an A- in your KCSE, the first gift i gave your mother Hellen Sankok was an Icecream worth two shillings at Uhuru park because that was what i could afford 19 years ago, my daughter it is not the price/value of the gift that matters, it is the love we attach to it.

The journey to the university has started, Learn to drive my girl through the alleys of life, Learn to drive through the corridors of academia, continue respecting your seniors and teachers.

I release you my child to trace the steps of life,
I bless you my child as you trace my steps in the school of higher learning, I bless you as you perfect your own steps in life.

The journey has began my child, drive along sweet girl, May God guide you, as you drive along the alleys of life.

I’m your loving father #Nominee001 the new Sheriff in town.

A Kenyan teacher is going viral after he is spotted deliverying KCSE papers in dangerous flood waters

A Kenyan teacher is going viral for this humane act. Check out the powerful pictures that will move you to tears.

The Principal of Lairuba Day Secondary School – Alongo and security officer James Ngugi Chege were spotted struggling in flooded waters to ensure KCSE candidates sat for their paper.

The pictures were captured on day 3 of the examination exercise.

KOT are sharing his pictures. One Kenyan Don Mugwe captioned his moving pictures with the words;

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This is Mr. Philip Kalweo. He would have chosen to wait for help but the teacher in him couldn’t wait. This man should get best teacher award. Share widely and show the world his zeal. #DonMoenNairobi ,Kainuk bridge, Eric kiraithe

Here is the teacher, as he struggles to hold onto the exam papers.

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GIVAN‏…Anunuliwe chopper.Ama namna gani

Jojes Senior‏..kudos for the great job well done…my computer studies teacher sometimes back in high school

GIVAN‏ ..wewe na alumni wengine ,Shikaneni muambie mwalimu hongera vizuri.

Geoffrey Mwikamb…He walks on bare foot to submit government paper to students while his tax is used to fuel choppers which fly the so called waheshimiwa whom selected themselves

Obed‏..Both teacher and the police.. Should be recognized… Kudos to both real happy Kenyans

Kembo Bill‏…Mixed feelings – applauding and at the same time cringing at the possible danger of flash flooding which is very common here.

cobs mugira‏ …The teacher is from meru county

OHN‏..There’s a cop with a gun carrying his boots too behind him!!

Wanga Junior…He deserves some credit beyond Just a word of mouth because of the sacrifice God bless you Mr. Kalweo

Mendy_Mendes_Jnr‏…Am loving this. That is passion not career forever a teacher💪💪💪

High-achievers are more likely to CHEAT in exams – and women are just as bad at swindling their results as men

Students known as ‘high achievers’ are more likely to cheat in their exams than dropouts, according to a new study.

Previously it was held that lower-level students had more to gain from cheating.

However, smart kids who took highly competitive courses were in fact more likely to try their luck, the study found.

Research also showed girls were just as likely to swindle their results as boys – with half of all cheating being done by ‘repeat offenders’.

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Previously it was commonly held that lower-level students had more to gain from cheating in the form of higher grades and were therefore more likely to cheat (stock image)

WHAT DID THEY DO?

The research team scanned more than 3,600 original exams from 11 undergraduate physiology-based courses to determine how frequently academic misconduct was committed.

They examined 448 resubmitted tests for additions or deletions of text or additional markings that were not present on the original exams.

The researchers found 78 cases of cheating, almost half of which were submitted by ‘repeat offenders’ – students who had cheated on more than one test during the study period.

It is traditionally difficult to get accurate statistics on cheating because most students won’t admit to it.

Self-reports suggest that less than 50 per cent of university students cheat at some point in their academic career.

For decades it has been assumed lower-level students were more likely to do it but researchers from the University of Guelph in Ontario found the opposite was true.

‘In a physiology-based department, we had a concern that students were altering written tests and resubmitting them for higher grades; thereby compromising the integrity of our primary assessment style’, researchers wrote in their paper.

Regrading – submitting an unaltered exam for another look by the professor – is a common practice offered to students who think their original grade was not accurate.

The research team scanned more than 3,600 original exams from 11 undergraduate physiology-based courses to determine how frequently academic misconduct was committed.

They examined 448 resubmitted tests for additions or deletions of text or additional markings that were not present on the original exams.

The team scanned more than 3,600 original exams from 11 undergraduate physiology-based courses to determine how frequently academic misconduct was committed (stock image) 

The team scanned more than 3,600 original exams from 11 undergraduate physiology-based courses to determine how frequently academic misconduct was committed (stock image)

The researchers found 78 cases of cheating, almost half of which were submitted by ‘repeat offenders’ – students who had cheated on more than one test during the study period.

The difference between male and female cheaters was insignificant.

Two-thirds of the cases of academic misconduct were identified in one highly competitive course.

‘Our results point to high-achieving students as a specific group who may be more likely to commit these acts and show no indication that men are more frequent offenders than women, which goes against much of the existing [academic misconduct] literature,’ the researchers wrote.

‘Vigilance should be employed by all faculty who accept tests for regrading’, researchers said.

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KCSE Candidate EXPELLED From Christian School Over ‘Demonic’ Drawings (PHOTOS)

A student who was due to sit his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams at Bahati Boys’ Secondary School in November was recently expelled over demonic drawings as reported in a local publication.

According to the school’s administration, Ian Njenga was sent packing because of “drawing suggestive art associated with demonic faith”.

He is accused, among other things, of drawing a scorpion his school mates shirt, a move the administration says is a clear sign that he is recruiting other students into his cult.

Njenga’s expulsion letter which was signed by Patrick Ombok, the school’s principal, claims his drawings suggests that he owes allegiance to some other faith.

However, while admitting that he loves drawing, the student said they are neither demonic nor have anything to do with a cult.

The Form Four student said he has many drawings adding that he gets inspiration from the work of other artists.

As such, Njenga feels that was handed to him was too harsh since he has never had a case before.

His sentiments were echoed by his mother, Mary Njenga, who said that her son has been in love with arts from a very young age.

The institution advised her to enroll him in a day school where she can keep a close eye on him and take him for counseling.

 

Rankings of students and schools in national examinations abolished

The Ministry of Education has abolished the ranking of students according to their performance in KCPE and KCSE examinations.

Schools will also not be ranked in the new rule that was contained in a circular signed by Principal Secretary Dr. Belio Kipsang and sent to all county directors of education, sub-county education officers and principals of public secondary schools.

“There will be regular review and recasting of school performance merit measuring and therefore ranking of schools and students on the basis of national examinations results is discontinued with immediate effect,” a statement from the Education Ministry states.

The rules are part of a series of measures that the Ministry has issued to guide the management of Secondary Schools.

The circular provides guidance on registrations of new schools, management of school finances, procurement of goods and services, and on recruitment of non-teaching staff.

 

KCSE cheating cases on the rise

A school principal was on Tuesday charged in court over exam cheating. Gildon Shioso Opati from Babs Ridge Academy in Mariakani Mombasa was found in possession of English Paper three, Maths Paper Two and also Kiswahili.

This comes as more cases of exam irregularities emerge in different regions. There are reports that the exam questions are being circulated on SMS and on WhatsApp. Some of the cases have been reported in Mariakani, Mumias, Nyamira and Oyugis.

Students smoking bhang outside exam hall arrested

Two KCSE candidates will be forced to sit their exams in police cells for smoking bhang next to an exam centre on Tuesday.

The candidates from Lamu Boys HIgh School were arrested alongside a form three student. They were found smoking bhang minutes before the English Paper 1 started.

They were arrested and arraigned before the Lamu law courts. Kenya National Examination Council’s  Legal officer in charge of the Lamu exam centres Andrew Nyachio said plans will be made for the canddates to sit for the exams in police cells.

“Our mandate is to ensure they sit the exams no matter where they are. They will sit the exams in the cells. We don’t want any candidate to miss out on this exams,” he said

Migori MCA among students sitting for KCSE examinations

An MCA in Migori county is among the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations this year.

Kamagambo East’s Joshua Onyango sat for the Chemistry paper Two practical exams at Kanyawanga Boys High School as a private candidate. Ong’oma who looked hopeful of better results drove into the school compound at around nine on Friday morning to sit for the paper.

The school’s administration tricked journalists out of the examination center, denying Onyango’s presence. “We don’t want the media to cause any kind of confusion among our candidates,” principal Jacob Mbogo said. Onyango drove into the school in his car on Friday morning.

A wooden clip-board and a geometrical set were on his car’s dashboard. The examinations’s supervisor, Wellington Otewa, said Onyango was treated like the rest of the candidates. Ong’oma said he will pass the examinations with flying colours.

 

Government to start paying KCPE and KCSE registration fees for candidates

Starting next year, parents and guardians will no longer be required to pay registration fees for KCPE and KCSE candidates.

Deputy President William Ruto says the government has allocated Sh4 billion for this purpose.

Ruto was addressing the annual Primary School Head Teachers Conference being held in Mombasa