In Summary
  • Examiners are not be allowed to carry personal electronic gadgets like laptops and tablets to marking centres.
  • The examiners will be keenly looking any signs of cheating.

Teachers marking this year’s Form Four examinations will have to contend with tough rules to prevent cheating and collusion.

The teachers are racing against time to have the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations results ready before the end of the month just as was the case last year.

Last week, chief examiners converged on the Railway Training Institute in South B, Nairobi for routine briefing by officials of the Kenya National Examinations Council before they moved to their respective stations to begin work.

NEW RULES

The examination, which started on November 6 was concluded on Wednesday.

Friday was the last day for all the examination answer scripts to be delivered to Knec headquarters in Nairobi.

Examination marking centres have been consolidated to ensure swift relaying of results from marked exam scripts and ensure there would be no interference with the markers.

Examiners are not allowed to carry away answer scripts, marking schemes or any marking materials from the rooms or centres.

They are also not allowed to bring any unauthorised materials to the marking rooms or centres.

All marking should be done in the specified rooms at the marking centre, according to the new rules.

“Any examiner found contravening these regulations will be summarily dismissed and a report made to his or her employer for disciplinary action, warned Knec acting Chief Executive Officer Mercy Karogo in a circular to the teachers.

Ms Karogo also stressed that authority to mark extra scripts would be given by the chief examiner when an examiner or team has satisfactorily cleared their allocation.

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