New strat­egy will seal exam cheat­ing loophooles – Ma­tiang’i

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The gov­ern­ment has for­mu­lated a new strat­egy to seal loop­holes to avoid cheat­ing in national ex­ams.

Ed­u­ca­tion CS Fred Ma­tiang’i on Monday said the struc­ture in­cludes a work­ing plan that in­volves all key gov­ern­ment agen­cies and min­istries. They in­clude the Ed­u­ca­tion and In­te­rior min­istries, heads of schools and the Teach­ers Ser­vice Com­mis­sion.

The CS was at the Voi ed­u­ca­tion offic- es at 5.30 am to wit­ness the open­ing of the ex­am­i­na­tion store. He was ac­com­pa­nied by TSC chief ex­ec­u­tive Nancy Macharia. “We are set­ting stan­dards for future trends,” she said.

Ma­tiang’i said there will be close co­or­di­na­tion with other agen­cies to en­sure max­i­mum se­cu­rity of ex­am­i­na­tion ma­te­ri­als from their stor­age place to the exam cen­tres.

He said the gov­ern­ment is fo­cussed on main­tain­ing the in­tegrity of all future national ex­ams.

Ma­tiang’i as­sured par­ents of cred­i­ble re­sults for this year’s ex­ams.

“The sys­tem we have cre­ated is not based on per­son­al­i­ties but on ex­ist­ing gov­ern­ment struc­tures that will be there long af­ter in­di­vid­u­als are gone. The future success will not de­pend on peo­ple, but the sys­tems we are putting in place,” he said.

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