Matiang’i’s ef­forts to curb cheat­ing in na­tional ex­ams praised as KCPE be­gins

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Central -

An ed­u­ca­tion stake­holder in Lari, Ki­ambu, has sup­ported new rules to curb cheat­ing in na­tional ex­ams.

Kiba­gare Pri­mary School Alumni co­or­di­na­tor John Waweru said leak­age of ques­tions will not be easy since the gov­ern­ment is mon­i­tor­ing exam han­dlers.

On Fri­day he praised Ed­u­ca­tion CS Fred Matiang’i for com­ing up with rules on how gov­ern­ment of­fi­cers, po­lice and head teach­ers han­dle exam ma­te­ri­als. Waweru said they will min­imise cases of re­sult can­cel­la­tion.

“When­ever na­tional ex­ams start, no stu­dent has a clue where a leak­age would be ob­tained and when­ever it is men­tioned, par­ents are wor­ried their chil­dren would be pun­ished,” he said.

Waweru said ex­ams should only serve to show a child’s aca­demic strength. The KCPE exam be­gan yes­ter­day coun­try­wide. It will end to­mor­row.


Lari MP Mburu Ka­hangara at Ki­mende High School last week

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