KNEC Increases Marking Centres as Machogu Announces New Rules to Curb KCSE & KCPE Exams Cheating.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu disclosed that additional adjustments will be made to this year’s national examinations in an effort to reduce exam cheating.
During a commencement ceremony at the Kenya Institute of Special Education in Kasarani, the Cabinet Secretary announced that centre managers would separate the morning and afternoon papers.
After returning the morning exam and student records, he explained, that the principals would pick the second paper for the day.
Machogu explained that the new measures would prevent the morning exposure and leakage of sensitive documents.
The number of containers and distribution centres has been increased this year to allow the exam centre m.
managers to access the test papers from the nearest locations possible. This approach helps in preventing early exposure, which had been a concern, explained Machogu.
In an effort to create a conducive environment for teachers, the ministry has increased the number of marking centres, according to the chief secretary.
These modifications were introduced days prior to the beginning of the national examinations.
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) practical examinations in French, German, and Music are scheduled to commence on October 23. On November 6, the main examinations begin with students taking Chemistry Paper 1.
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) will start on October 30 for Class 8 students.
The new measures of the CS will supplement directives published on October 19 by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
To prevent exam cheating, KNEC banned smart watches, programmable calculators, and Bluetooth devices.
It also prohibited teachers and pupils from carrying handbags, briefcases, backpacks, and kiondos into exam rooms.
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