KNUT calls for exams cancellation and sacking of KNEC officials

KNUT calls for exams cancellation and sacking of KNEC officials

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John Matiang’i, KNUT National treasurer speaking during the 10th National delegates conference of Kenya Universities Staff Union (KUSU) held in Mombasa.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) also urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to take the exams leakage and cheating menace in national examinations seriously saying the trend is destroying the country’s education standard.

KNUT National treasurer, John Matiang’i said KNEC officials have failed to curb exam cheating in the country and need to go home.

Speaking on Friday during the 10th National delegates conference of Kenya Universities Staff Union (KUSU) held in Mombasa, Matiang’i said he has personally been saddened by the ongoing cheating cases witnessed in the country.

“The Cabinet secretary Minister of education I want to address you please, can you seat squarely and send home this Kenya National examination council before we start marking exams, and what exams are we going to mark? We are going to mark marking schemes!” said Matiang’i.

Matiang’i added that students only go on strike whenever they are given mock exams, however they don’t do the same for KCSE as they always have leakages.

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams that kicked off a few weeks ago, have been marred with various cheating incidences that has seen several arrests being made with the latest one in Mombasa and Kilifi.

On Thursday 22nd October, 15 KCSE candidates from Changamwe schools appeared before a court in Mombasa, to answer exams leakage related charges prior to the exams day.

“Then somebody has an A; who had all the papers, goes to do dentistry, medicine, surgery what kind of surgeons/ dentists are we going to have? The Likes of Mugo Wairimu!” added Matiang’i.

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