Nairobi, KENYA: New rules have been set in place to curb any chances of cheating in the forthcoming national exams.
Education CS Amina Mohammed has reassured Kenyans that the new rules will ensure that this year’s national examination are credible and free of cheating cases.
“National examinations will be free from any compromising factors. Any supervisor, invigilator or security personnel who attempts to compromise examinations will be apprehended immediately and charged in a court of law…We have invested heavily in education. We have paid the price and no one will be spared,” warned the CS.
With 1.7 million registered candidates this year,1,060,787 being KCPE and 663,811 being KCSE candidate education CS has warned that exams centers found with cheating irregularities will be closed indefinitely and offending teachers and officials arrested and prosecuted unlike before where only the candidate’s results were canceled
“As I talk to you now, fake exams have started circulating, they will remain fake so please do not waste your time confusing our children by looking at them,” stated Kenyan National Examination council chairman George Magoha speaking at the official launch of 2018 national examination at Pangani Girls’ High School.
“Do not waste too much time on past papers, just go back to the syllabus and revise some of the topics. If you are stupid, you will start hoping that some of the exams circulating in the social media are worth looking at,” stated George Magoha
KNUT deputy director assured all registered candidates that they will sit for their exams irrespectful of whether the candidate has been in school or has been suspended due to discipline issues.
“The laws give registered candidates the right to sit for their examinations and no one should contravene these regulations. Although there are concerns by schools about errant students, KNEC was obliged to administer the exam to all candidates without discrimination,” said Moses Ngala the deputy director of KNUT while speaking at a briefing session with field officer administering exams at Murang’a.
The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is slated for November 5-30 while Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination is slated for October 30 to November 1.