Ministry of Education warns exam fraud cartels ahead of national exams - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Campus

Ministry of Education warns exam fraud cartels ahead of national exams

The Ministry of Education now says it has identified cartels involved in exam malpractices in some parts of the country.

Speaking at the Kenya School of Government after meeting County Directors on this year’s exam preparedness Monday, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said they would ask the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution and that of the Inspector General of Police to deal with the culprits. “Any person found in breach of examination regulations will be arrested and charged. We have identified several examination cartels that have been involved in the sale of fake papers; I will engage with my colleagues in the Interior Ministry, the Director of Public Prosecution and the Attorney General to deal with proceeds accrued from this illegal exercise, “she said.

Mohamed said a multi-sectoral team would be put in place to process cheating cases and outline disciplinary measures. She further said some centers have been put under high surveillance after intelligence reports of planned cheating emerged. “So far we have placed 30 examination centers under high dependency surveillance and 192 under amplified surveillance based on reported examination malpractice trends from 2015 to 2017,” said CS Mohammed.

She however assured that the 2018 national examinations have not leaked and will not leak.

During the meeting, sub-county directors were each presented with keys to secure and ensure they open and close examination containers every day during the examination period.

A total of 224 security officers will escort examination materials from the KNEC warehouse to the examination storage facilities in the sub-counties. Education Permanent Secretary Belio Kipsang also warned teachers and parents who aid in cheating that they would have their certificates recalled as part of disciplinary measures.

 

This article was first published on Capital News and was written by Jemimah Mueni.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Some More Sauce...

Lifestyle

Kenyans on Twitter woke up to an explicit video that has since gone viral. In the video, a woman who is known on social...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch recently opened up about her life. The 24 year old former radio presenter, musician and mother of one is...

Featured

Ugandan TV journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala’s face has got to be one of the memed faces of 2019.   But how did this Ugandan...

Da Squeeze

Who remembers the time when sex was simple. Well, nowadays there are a lot of weird fetishes that we can’t even keep track of...

Featured

The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem. The Freemason society based in Nairobi...

Da Squeeze

Kenya has a robust matatu culture and some people around the world love it. Award winning American singer and dancer Chris Brown yesterday (23.03.20)...

Da Squeeze

Is there a woman making your heart skip a beat? She might be a secret woman of your life.  Most women love, but they...

Da Squeeze

Kenyans on Twitter are not to be messed with, they bring guns to a knife fight. The hard-hitting K.O.T recently got into a Twitter...