Lamu county commissioner warns dire consequences for exam cheats

Lamu county commissioner warns dire consequences for exam cheats

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Students sitting for their KCSE exams. FILE/PHOTO.

Lamu, KENYA: The Lamu County commissioner’s office has warned all those who plan to engage in this year’s national exams KCPE and KCSE exam irregularities of dire consequences.

The KCSE exams kick off this week while KCPE follows in a week’s time.

County commissioner Joseph Kanyiri said enough resources had been spent in deploying enough security officers all over Lamu county to ensure both exams go on without any disruption.

Addressing journalists in his Lamu office,Kanyiri said his office will not deal lightly with any individual be it a student,parent,teacher or security officer who shall be found engaging in exam irregularities and malpractices.

He said together with the Kenya National Examinations Council-KNEC and the Ministry of Education they had devised strategies on how to prevent and detect exam irregularities once they commence.

He said the objective of the government was to ensure no exam cheating takes place in Lamu County.

“Our officers have received the necessary training on their respective duties in this year’s national exams. We are all set.Am warning all those who have plans to steal exams or engage in any malpractices because we know they are there.Let them try it and see,”said Kanyiri.

Kanyiri also assured KCSE and KCPE candidates in terror prone areas around the Lamu Somalia border of adequate security.

He said hundreds of officers have also been deployed to the areas to the candidates sit their exams peacefully like the rest of their counterparts in the rest of Kenya.

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“Border line areas like Kiunga,Ishakani and Mkokoni have been accorded all the necessary security measures.This exams will go on smoothly,we assure that,” said Kanyiri.