Officers Involved in National Exams Given Strict Warning

All officers involved in conducting the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations in Makueni County have been warned against being drunk.

Giving the warning, Makueni County Commissioner (CC) Mr. Maalim Mohammed said that the centre managers, supervisors, invigilators and security officers should avoid being drunk while the examinations were going on.

“Those who will come while drunk, will not be allowed to collect papers or be allowed to supervise and offer security during the examinations,” said the administrator.

Students sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations [Photo, Courtesy]
Mohammed said this on Tuesday in his Wote boardroom where he chaired the County KCPE and KCSE examinations briefing that was attended by county security team, TSC, County KNUT Secretary, County KUPPET Secretary, KEPSHA and County KESSHA Chairman officials.

During the meeting, it was disclosed that preparations have been made to ensure the examinations are well-conducted without any problem.

On cheating, the administrator said that those who will attempt to steal examinations will be arrested and prosecuted while adding that all government agencies were on the ground to thwart such acts.

At the same time, he put on notice those peddling lies and rumours on the social media about the examinations will not be spared as they risked prosecution.

“I caution those individuals who peddle lies about the examinations. We will keenly monitor the social media and act accordingly,” he warned.

Speaking in the same meeting, the Makueni County Director of Education (CDE) Mr. James Gachungi said that no mobiles or electronic gadgets will be allowed in the classrooms.

Consequently, Gachungi reminded the supervisors that they will be held liable for any malpractice that will go unreported hence the need to be vigilant.

In Makueni County there will be 961 centres for KCPE whereby 16,614 (boys) and 16,299 (girls) will do the examinations from. For KCSE girls are 12,194 and 11,846 boys respectively who will sit for the exams at 407 centres.

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