, KISII, Kenya, Sept 29 – Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) Chairman Professor George Magoha has said the Council has beefed up security to curb exam cheating.
Speaking in Kisii while inspecting and flagging off containers with exam material, Magoha said the Council and security agencies are aware of plans to sneak out exam papers out of invigilation centres.
“Premature exposure is the major problem the Council is facing as some people are planning to go do exams for the students and bring it back,” said prof Magoha.
He emphasised that examination centres that facilitate cheating will be treated as crime scenes.
“Here in Kisii, we have noted that principals calling for prayers and then charge parents money that will be used for compromising exams. We are not calling your name but we will give you time to reform or else we declare your center a crime scene,” said Magoha
The Chairman said that they are working in hand with the security officers and the Teachers Service Commission to ensure this year’s exam is successful.
He also noted that cheating mischief is not restricted to the few counties identified as hotspots recently but a nation-wide issue.
Magoha also visited Rachuonyo, Nyamira and Kisii county where he flagged off examination containers ahead of this year’s exams