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Schools to be closed in case of National exam irregularities

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The government has warned anyone who will try to to compromise this year’s primary and secondary national examinations saying they stringent punishment.

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed applauded the measures that have been in place for the past two years saying they have made sure the examinations are credible.

“The reforms introduced into the examination sector in the past two years have played a pivotal role in improving the whole examination. National examination are now more credible and they stand as a reliable measure of the level of achievement of the individual candidate.” She said

She also said that the Ministry of Education and its stakeholders have pledged to ensure that the exams run smoothly.

“All exams will be free from any compromising factors,” said CS Amina speaking at the launch of 2018 national exams.Any supervisor, invigilator or security personnel who attempts to compromise exams will be apprehended immediately and charged in a court of law. All organs of state have pledged to support this critical process.” She added

Her sentiments were echoed by KNEC board chairman Professor George Magoha who warned that any exam center found cheating will be disqualified on the spot.

While announcing that cases of cheating had dropped, Prof. Magoha said examination center managers will be held accountable if cases of cheating are detected in their institutions.

“We have forewarned you, if we find out, we shall not wait. This time the easier way is once we find out that there is early exposure, hiyo mtihani inaishia hapo. (that exam ends there)”

Magoha also sounded the alarm on the circulation of fake exams on social media assuring teachers that the exam has not leaked.

“As I talk to you now, the fake exams have started circulating, they shall remain fake so please don’t waste your time confusing our children by looking at them,” said Magoha

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