In­sti­tu­tion­alise CS’s zeal for clean ex­ams E

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

duca­tion Cabi­net Sec­re­tary Fred Ma­tiang’i’s re­marks yes­ter­day that it is “no longer busi­ness as usual” in the man­age­ment and mark­ing of na­tional ex­am­i­na­tions are most wel­come (see P16).

He also an­nounced that the mark­ing of the ex­ams will be as rig­or­ously scrupu­lous as the in­vig­i­la­tion has been.

Speak­ing in Bun­goma town, he said the ex­am­i­na­tions’ in­tegrity must not be un­done at the mark­ing stage.The exam mark­ers will work in a phones-off and no pho­tog­ra­phy en­vi­ron­ment, where con­tact with the out­side world will be min­i­mal and they will be un­der armed po­lice guard.

The 2016 na­tional ex­am­i­na­tions will most likely be the most cred­i­ble in the his­tory of ed­u­ca­tion in this coun­try, as the CS em­pha­sised there was no leak­age what­so­ever.

But Kenyans must be vig­i­lant, lest the na­tional ex­am­i­na­tions in­sti­tu­tion goes the way of the PSV in­dus­try af­ter the late John Michuki was moved from the Trans­port min­istry.

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