, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 19 – Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed says that there were no leakages in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams and pointed out that the results are a pure reflection of hard work.
Speaking while releasing the examination results on Monday, Amina attributed this to the involvement by most government agencies in the exercise.
She stated that the ministry has done a cost-benefit analysis and concluded that the cost of administering National Examinations was far much lower compared to the shame, ridicule, indignity and joblessness that children whose results are canceled go through.
She stressed that none of the nine KCPE papers was leaked as several Cabinet Secretaries went around the country to ensure that the exams are done in a credible way.
She called on parents, teachers and the community to take proper care of their children to avoid teenage pregnancies.
Her sentiments come even as the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) stated that headteachers and teachers are mainly to blame for the high number of teenage pregnancies that has been witnessed in the recent past.
Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia stated that thirty- two teachers were last month de-registered as a result of this.
She urged school boards and managers to ensure they do not employ such people as they endanger the future of the children.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Chairman George Magoha urged parents to take their responsibilities serious and pointed out that no supplementary exams shall be set for pregnant candidates.