In Summary
  • Ms Karogo said they would initiate disciplinary measures against the principal.
  • Knec chairman George Magoha reiterated the government’s resolve to stamp out exam cheating.
  • Mr Owori asked the government to ensure there will be quality education as it rolls out the free day secondary school programme.

Police have arrested the principal of a school in Trans Nzoia County after she attempted to open KCSE examination papers before the stipulated time.

Acting Kenya National Exam Council chief executive Mercy Karogo said the principal was apprehended as she attempted to open the Chemistry exam papers on Monday.

Ms Karogo however assured Kenyans that the exam had not leaked.

“A teacher at the school, who appeared to be working in cahoots with the principal took off,” she told the Nation on Tuesday.

EXAM CHEATING
The Knec acting boss said they would initiate disciplinary measures against the principal with her deputy now taking charge of the exam centre.

Earlier, Knec chairman George Magoha reiterated the government’s resolve to stamp out exam cheating.

He said Knec had put in place systems to ensure that those caught in exam malpractices are arrested and action taken against them.

Meanwhile in Meru County, exams in two schools were separately delayed following a heavy downpour.

EXAM TRANSPORTATION
A vehicle ferrying exam papers to Machegene Secondary School got stuck in mud delaying the examination.

A bridge leading to Mulika in Tigania East also collapsed paralysing transport.

Officers ferrying examination materials to Lailuba Day Secondary School were forced to cross flooded sections of Muriri-Isiolo Road on foot delaying delivery of the papers.

PEACE
Elsewhere, Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang asked grownups to allow the candidates to sit their exams without interference or disturbance.

“We sat examinations at one time, let us give the candidates sitting their national examinations the best environment,” Dr Kipsang appealed.

The PS made the remarks when he witnessed the distribution of examination papers to schools in Dagoretti, including Precious Blood Riruta and Nembu Girls Secondary Schools.

In Nyeri County, a Kagumo High School student is sitting his exams in hospital after being admitted with abdominal pain.

SURGERY
Michael Muriuki was hospitalised on Saturday and has already sat four for papers at Outspan Hospital.

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