Ed­u­ca­tion, In­te­rior and ICT min­istries part­ner to curb exam cheat­ing

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

The min­istries of Ed­u­ca­tion, In­te­rior and ICT have come up with joint mea­sures to curb exam cheat­ing.

The move aims to re­store the cred­i­bil­ity and in­tegrity in the ex­am­i­na­tion sys­tem. The govern­ment wants to stamps out all ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties so the re­sults from the Kenya Na­tional Ex­am­i­na­tions Coun­cil are valid and cred­i­ble.

Ed­u­ca­tion CS Fred Ma­tiang’i, In­te­rior’s Joseph Nkaissery and ICT’s Joe Mucheru said all is set and Kenyans should ex­pect the best from the process.

They ad­dressed the press at the Kenya School of Ad­ven­ture and Lead­er­ship in Nanyuki yes­ter­day.

Ma­tiang’i (pic­tured) said all teach­ers in­volved in the ad­min­is­tra­tion of prac­ti­cal sub­jects and board­ing fa­cil­i­ties will re­main out of school dur­ing the exam pe­riod.

The CS said the coun­cil has re­viewed exam rules to seal loop­holes that pre­vi­ously en­abled can­di­dates to cheat. The can­di­dates will be re­quired to carry their ge­om­e­try sets and writ­ing ma­te­ri­als in trans­par­ent bags. Knec has also banned use of clip­boards, ge­om­e­try sets, math­e­mat­i­cal ta­bles and cal­cu­la­tors dur­ing ex­am­i­na­tions in which they are not re­quired.

Use of mo­bile phones within the exam cen­tres has been banned.

Prin­ci­pals and head teach­ers will be the man­agers in their ex­am­i­na­tion cen­tres. All exam su­per­vi­sors and in­vig­i­la­tors have been vet­ted to en­sure they are suit­able.

Mucheru said all sys­tems of stor­age and dis­tri­bu­tion of ex­am­i­na­tion ma­te­ri­als have been re­viewed and se­cured.

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