In Summary
  • Dr Matiang’i said a three-level security management system was introduced in this year’s examination to curb irregularities.
  • Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia said those linked to irregularities would be dismissed and prosecuted.

The national examiner has tightened management of national examinations in the wake of attempts by both candidates and teachers to get access to materials before the stipulated time.

On Tuesday, more principal secretaries joined the team that has been supervising the administration of the examinations.

For the second day running, the teams visited schools that had recorded cases of attempted irregularities as leaders of private schools, which have been the main suspects in the misconduct, were summoned for a meeting.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS
The meeting, set to take place Wednesday at Jogoo House and chaired by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, will discuss the role of private schools in administration of national examinations, a day after St Theresa Girls’ Senior School in Nakuru was deregistered for breaking the rules.

“Those who are attempting to get undue access to the examination materials won’t go anywhere.

"We will catch up with them just the way we have done with a few attempts last week,” Kenya National Examinations Council chairman George Magoha, who visited Aga Khan High School in Nairobi, said.

SECURITY
Already, three candidates sitting this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exam who engaged in misconduct last week have been disqualified and kicked out of examination centres.

Dr Matiang’i said a three-level security management system was introduced in this year’s examination to curb irregularities like those witnessed last year.

“The management of the examination has been improved. We have introduced three levels of security,” Dr Matiang’i said last month.

On Tuesday, he was in Nyandarua and Kinangop.

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