Ministry of Education’s press statement on status of preparations for 2018 KCPE & KCSE Exams

The Ministry of Education today held a meeting with stakeholders drawn from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), Kenya National Parents Association and Kenya Private Schools Association to discuss measures put in place to ensure credible national examinations.

With just three weeks before the commencement of the national examinations on October 28, 2018, I am proud to announce to the country that the Ministry of Education has finalised all plans to deliver the examination to 1,060,759 KCPE and 664,586 KCSE candidates this year.

We have deliberated on the findings that concerned parents and private schools. Based on the discussions, we have resolved that:

1) All parents must desist from visiting boarding schools this term.

2) Parents whose children will be found with mobile phones in school will be held personally responsible for the actions. Their children will immediately be suspended from school, and such candidates will not be allowed to sit the examinations.

3) Private school managers will ensure that all teachers who will participate in the examinations as science teachers (to aid in practical subjects) are fully registered with the Teachers Service Commission. The case applies to all those in public schools as well.

4. The Kenya National Parents Association and Boards of Management will liaise with security teams to reign in parents and schools that have collected money under the pretext that they will use the same to facilitate cheating in the examinations.

5. The Ministry will be fair and just in the administration of the examinations to ensure all candidates score grades that they deserve.

By: Amb. Amina Mohammed, CS- Ministry of Education

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