Education CS Ezekiel Machogu has asked members of the public to report any attempts of examination leakages received through the phone, while cautioning against resending of such messages.
Machogu said that the public needed to be wary of fraudsters who take advantage of the national examinations to con unsuspecting members of the public by claiming to be in possession of examination papers.
He asked Kenyans to report any such culprits to the relevant authorities for quick action.
The CS said that they are working with the Communications Authority of Kenya and the department of ICT to nab anyone trying to spread messages or screenshots that purport to be genuine examination papers.
KNEC Issues New Rules To Curb Exam Cheating
No extra examination papers will be issued during the national examinations expected to start from next week, a Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) official Rebecca Leseketeti has said.
Leseketeti said the papers would be given according to the number of candidates in the examination centre and extra copies should be sealed and returned to the containers.
She said the move is part of the new guidelines introduced by the council to curb cheating and ensure credibility in the examinations.
“Do not retain any extra papers. They should be returned to the container at the end of the day. Similarly candidates who will not write the examinations for various reasons should have their desks removed from the examinations room,” she said.
CS Machogu on National Exams and Weather patterns
Fears that the rains pounding different parts of the country could interfere with the delivery of examinations materials have prompted Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu to seek help of weatherman on weather patterns during the examination period which begins on Monday next week.
Through a letter to his Environment and Forestry counterpart Soipan Tuya, Mr Machogu says that his ministry has already mapped routes for the transportation of examination materials.
“In order to properly and comprehensively plan for this exercise, kindly provide us with a weather advisory covering the said period. This will enable us to anticipate weather changes and equip our team with adequate information to effectively deliver the examination,” Mr Machogu’s letter reads.