NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8 – Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed will on Monday outline measures that have been put in place to ensure the upcoming national examinations are credible.
She will be meeting with education stakeholders to update them on what the government is doing to maintain the integrity of the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
CS Amina has in the past guaranteed that this year’s national examination will be devoid of any irregularities.
Speaking when she appeared before the Senate Education Committee, Mohamed said all loopholes that often lead to cheating had been sealed and assured that candidates sitting for this year’s exams will be awarded their rightful marks when the results are released.
She cautioned parents not to be duped by unscrupulous individuals who claim to sell genuine examination papers and warned that those caught engaging in such and any other malpractice will be punished.
Her sentiments came even as the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) issued an ultimatum to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) over the transfer of teachers.
According to Secretary General Wilson Sossion, should the teachers’ employer not address the issue including what he terms as punitive policies, they will have no option but to go on strike.
Last week, talks between the two collapsed after TSC refused to revoke the transfer of 85 teachers.