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Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Secretary General Akelo Misori has defended Kisii Schools over claims of cheating in the 2022 KCSE.

Misori said on Friday that contrary to reports that schools from the Nyanza region posted unexplained positive deviations, the results were achievable.

The teacher-turned unionist stressed that, as an academic, he is aware that there are many factors in an examination cycle that contribute to different performances in exams.

“The results can shock you. I have taught in class where I had a mean of 4.2 and in two years, I had a mean of 9.2,” he said during an interview with Spice FM.

“In this case, the common denominator is the school and teachers. The students are different. We do not have the same students every year.”

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Misori said the delocalisation policy by the Teachers Service Commission had greatly benefited many schools that have been cited over examination cheating.

The TSC had transferred teachers from other counties to teach away from their home counties, a policy that triggered an uproar.

It has since been reversed by TSC.

“Despite the noise of delocalisation, some teachers were doing very well in their schools and joined schools that were not performing well,” he said.

“In the first year, they struggle a bit but in four years you get good results as they now have their own candidates.”

There have been claims that some schools from Nyanza posted abnormal results in the 2022 KCSE results.

The National Examination Council has denied that there was the exposure to examination papers before they were officially opened.

The Senate Education Committee has said it will start investigations into the administration of the 2022 KCSE examinations to establish the truth.

Misori said there is no way pre-exposure to the KCSE papers would have greatly impacted the performance of weak students.

He warned that any investigations would kill the morale of teachers to work hard.

“We need to interrogate the improvement of schools. It is discouraging the teachers as people assume that you cannot improve once you post bad results,” he said.

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