Nairobi, KENYA: Kenya Secondary School Heads Association has hailed Education CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i for his bid to curb exam cheating in schools by abolishing midterm, prayers and visiting days during third term in schools calendar .
In a press briefing in Nairobi, chairperson of the association John Awiti said that they entirely support the Ministry’s mechanisms of tackling exam cheating which has lowered credibility of education sector in the country.
Awiti also said that the Ministry’s decision of giving the headteachers the responsibility of managing exam centres, shows appreciation of their input in addressing the vice.
“We are happy that the Ministry of Education has decided to take this responsibility head on, it is us that are involved at the areas where this problem take place.”Awiti said.
Awiti called on the government to reform education sector especially higher education; by coming up with specialized training so as to achieve targeted goals in the sector.
On Wednesday Dr Matiang’i assured Kenyans the government is taking sufficient measures to guarantee credible national examinations at the end of this year; by taking the relevant measures.
Following the announcement, there have been changes in the school calendar which will see Second Term being extended to 12th August and Third Term begining on 29th August and end on 29th October.
This year’s KCSE exams will be conducted from 7th to 30th November, while KCPE will start on 1st to 3rd November.