Severe penalties for exam malpractices

Abdirahman Hussein
By Abdirahman Hussein September 19, 2017 12:32

 

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i cautioned teachers and exam officials of engaging in any form of exam malpractices.

The fine for encouraging irregularities is Sh5 million or a five-year jail term. Fred Matiang’I asked Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) and the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) not entertain any form of irregularities.

Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) have also asked teachers to conduct themselvesl professionally, in a statement the examination board said, “As such all monitoring officers must conduct themselves professionally during the monitoring exercise to guard against breaching any of the rules and regulations.”

Exam officials have been advised to collect relevant information and evidence, which they could present in a court of law or the National Examinations Appeals Tribunal. Exam officials are also expected to have another party as witness in case noticing any malpractices.

Candidates who will implicated in exams malpractices will this year have an opportunity appeal against decisions of the council to withhold, nullify or cancel examinations through the county director of education.

Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) have also warned exam officials of harassment and talking bribes,

“Some of the issues that have been raised in the past with regard to the conduct of monitoring officers include harassment, disturbance, and disruption of candidates when examinations are in progress, issuing of contradictory instructions without the express authority of Knec and soliciting and acceptance of bribes from head teachers, teachers, supervisors, candidates, parents or other such parties,” the exam body says in a statement.

Meanwhile the government maintained that the school calendar will not be altered because of the repeat election.

A total of 1,003,556 candidates will sit for KCPE while 615,773 will sit for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in November.

 

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Abdirahman Hussein
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