Even as the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations nears release, all eyes are focused on two Garissa schools that were listed by KNEC to have engaged in cheating.

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These schools are;

1. Garissa High School

The school was listed by Knec's chairperson Prof George Magoah and the Education Permanent Secretary Belio Kipsang' as being among 30 schools on its cheating watchlist.

Together with Kapenguria Boys' in West Pokot County,  Marakwet Boys' in Elgeyo Marakwet County among others, KNEC revealed that it would closely monitor Garissa High throughout the exam period. 

This statement was, however, opposed by education stakeholders in the region including the Garissa branch Knut secretary Abdirizak Hussein.

2. Boystown Secondary school

This is one of the schools in Garissa County whose three candidates were deregistered over alleged involvement in exam cheating. 

The trio was arrested and charged before a Garissa court to face charges of being in possession of prohibited foreign materials in the examinations room. 

Teachers, students, and parents are now worried if the rest of the candidates will be affected.

Even as the exact date of the release of 2018 KCSE results remains unclear, KNEC chairperson Professor George Magoha is on record saying this year's results would be released earlier than last year's.