It re­quires all of us to back Knec and re­port exam cheats

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

With the na­tional ex­am­i­na­tions set to be­gin in three weeks’ time, ev­ery Kenyan should take part in ef­forts to tame exam cheat­ing and ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties. The gov­ern­ment and stake­hold­ers in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor have been brain­storm­ing all through the year to curb exam cheat­ing, which was clearly threat­ing the quality of our ed­u­ca­tion. The Kenyan Na­tional Ex­am­i­na­tion Coun­cil has gone through nu­mer­ous reforms, and its Act has been amended by adding new rules and reg­u­la­tions. Thus, it is ex­pected that this year ex­ams will be free from ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties. How­ever, this will only be achieved if we all pull in the same di­rec­tion. It is only fair that when one no­tices a prob­lem in the dis­tri­bu­tion and ad­min­is­tra­tion of the ex­ams, they im­me­di­ately to re­port to the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties. It is only right that peo­ple get what they have worked for — not hrough du­bi­ous means.

KEVIN SHIKHULE Via email

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