Ed­u­ca­tion PS says they have re­stored in­tegrity in exam owing to tough rules

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Ed­u­ca­tion PS Be­lio Kip­sang yes­ter­day said the in­tegrity of the na­tional ex­ams has been re­stored. He said can­di­dates sit­ting the KCSE exam will have an equal op­por­tu­nity to join in­sti­tu­tions of higher learn­ing, owing to the mea­sures put in place to curb cheat­ing. Kip­sang spoke in Bu­sia. He vis­ited St Mathias Bu­sia Boys, Nam­bale Boys, Kisoko Girls and St Mary’s Mundika Boys’sec­ondary schools. “We are all win­ners through con­certed ef­forts by in­ter­gov­ern­men­tal agen­cies and the me­dia to as­sist in tam­ing cheat­ing. We will keep the mo­men­tum of en­sur­ing cred­i­ble ex­ams in sub­se­quent years,” he said. Kip­sang said his visit to Bu­sia county was part of the drive to en­gage with ed­u­ca­tion stake­hold­ers. “If in­tegrity of our re­sults is in doubt, our sys­tem of ed­u­ca­tion will also be in doubt,” he said. Kip­sang said the exam is set within the cur­ricu­lum. In last year’s KCSE exam, 5,101 re­sults were can­celled over cheat­ing.

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