In Summary
  • He reiterated that those who will break the rules in management of the exams will be punished.
  • Knec chairman George Magoha assured Kenyans that the exams have not leaked.

Preparations for this year’s national examinations are complete, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i announced Monday.

This is as he reiterated that those who will break the rules in management of the exams will be punished.

Deputy county commissioners and sub-county directors of education from across the country were also directed to ensure that the exams go on as planned without any hitches.

“Everything must go on as planned. That means we must adhere to set timelines,” Dr Matiang’i said while addressing the officers who will be managing 419 containers where examination materials will be stored in the coming days.

He added that a circular by the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) will also be issued on the time the examination materials will be collected at every level.

The CS, who was speaking at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi, revealed how last year the government had to fly a key to Kirinyaga County after a deputy county commissioner failed to show up.

In Nakuru, he went on, a deputy county commissioner left the key with his junior who misplaced it, while in Kajiado, a sub-county director of education was fired for misbehaviour.

“I do not want to contradict my colleague here (secretary national administration Arthur Osiya), but we do not want a repeat of such behaviours in this year’s national examination, we must be diligent,” Dr Matiang’i said.

Mr Osiya had indicated that there were no cases of misbehaviour.

“The team assembled here today (Monday) will indeed be critical in ensuring that there is high integrity of the national examinations in terms of security and overall administration,” the CS said.

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