None of 1,100 candidates with disability 'cheated'

Friday March 4 2016

Pemwai Girls High School students burst into cheers and celebration at Kabarnet town in Baringo County after the release of 2015 KCSE results on March 3, 2016. The public school managed a mean score of 9.45, an improvement from 8.6 scored last  in 2014. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Pemwai Girls High School students burst into cheers and celebration at Kabarnet town in Baringo County after the release of 2015 KCSE results on March 3, 2016. The public school managed a mean score of 9.45, an improvement from 8.6 scored last in 2014. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By OUMA WANZALA
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None of the 1,100 candidates with disability, who sat the 2015 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination, was involved in cheating.

The number was a slight increase from the 1,090 candidates who took the examination in 34 secondary schools across the country in 2014.

Some 91 of the candidates were visually impaired, compared to those with low vision (269); physically impairment (363) and hearing impairment (377).

Nakuru County presented the highest candidates with disabilities, at 58, Nairobi had 39, while Samburu had only one candidate.

No candidate from the special needs schools was involved in examination cheating, that saw the results of 5,101 candidates cancelled over malpractices.

Speaking after the release of the results, Special Schools Heads Association of Kenya chairman Arthur Injenga asked the government to increase the number of special needs schools.

He asked the government to release the Sh420 million meant for projects in the 200 special needs schools.