The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has disowned a job posting being circulated on social media platforms, cautioning the public to be wary of fraudsters.
On Thursday, February 16, the council released a warning indicating that the material in circulation did not emanate from their recruiting department.
The fake recruitment advert solicited applications for numerous job positions, including Deputy Director, Examination Officer I, Examination Officer II, and Examination Officer III.
The flagged advertisement proposed that the recruiting procedure would run from February 15 to February 28. It also directed applicants to visit the KNEC’s job application portal, www.knec.ac.ke, for more information, including prerequisites and other pertinent information.
The upsurge of phony job postings is becoming a trend, and the KNEC statement came in the wake of increased reports.
The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) also announced on Friday, February 10, a fake advertisement informing the public of an impending recruiting exercise.
To avoid falling for such scams, most government bodies encourage the public to ignore third-party advertisements and only rely on information from official and recognized social media accounts.
Alternatively, job seekers can visit official websites and check under the recruiting or jobs tab for positions.
The high incidence of unemployment has seen qualified Kenyans competing for the limited job opportunities available, making them vulnerable to fraudsters.