Education Cabinet Secretary, Amb. Amina Mohammed, has assured all candidates that the administration and marking of the 2018 National examinations will be done fairly. Addressing journalists in Nairobi today, morning, after chairing a meeting on examination preparedness, the CS noted that concrete plans have been put in place to eradicate exam malpractices completely.
“We will be fair in our administration of the examinations to ensure all candidates score the grades they deserve” CS Amina said. She also noted that about 30 schools were being monitored closely for exam cheating related malpractices. “We have placed 30 centres under intensive surveillance. We consider them to be under ‘intensive care'” Amina warned.
The CS who was in the company of top Education Ministry officials among them being the Principal Secretary, Dr. Belio Kipsang, and the KNEC chair, Prof. George Magoha, told parents to desist from visiting their kids at school; this term. “All parents must desist from visiting schools this term. All parents whose children will be found with mobile phones will personally be held responsible,” the CS said.
Amina sounded strong warning to Centre managers, Heads, to be vigilant against cheating. She said cheating not only taints the name of the school, but also that of the community.
Speaking at the same event, the KNEC chair, prof. George Magoha warned parents buying mobile phones for their children to use in cheating during the examinations. The tough speaking chairman wondered why a few parents chose to believe the cartels (selling fake exams) rather than the people who are knowledgeable about the exams( KNEC).
“(Parents) stop the nonsense! Stop giving children the money! There is no exam they (children) are buying. They are being hoodwinked”, Magoha advised.
The Education Principal Secretary, Dr. Belio Kipsang, warned the public against cartels selling fake examination materials.