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.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

Some More Sauce...

Entertainment

The lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning Reggae band Morgan Heritage, Peter ‘Peetah’ Morgan, has died at the age of 47. The popular Jamaican...

Entertainment

Renowned radio presenter Maqbul Mohamed is set to make a highly anticipated return to the airwaves of Capital FM. After nearly five years since...

Entertainment

The 2024 Kalasha Awards nominations are out just in time for the annual awards ceremony. This year’s ceremony boasts of a record-breaking 1500 entries...

News

Smartphone users could soon control the devices with their eyes. The Chinese phone company Honor has unveiled a new AI eye-tracking feature that is...

Entertainment

Country music icon Dolly Parton has given Beyoncé her seal of approval after she dropped two tracks from her upcoming country album. The 42-year-old...

Entertainment

Ray J and Princess Love have filed for divorce for the fourth time. The 43-year-old singer has been married to Princess, 39, since 2016...

Da Squeeze

Representatives from One Vibe Media shared that they were excited to announce their cherished Madaraka Festival, which was sponsored by Live Nation, Amazon, Microsoft,...

Entertainment

Ja Rule’s upcoming UK tour is in jeopardy after the rapper was denied entry to the country due to his past criminal record. The...