Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has promised to destroy all cartels in the habit of compromising the integrity of national exams.
A tough-talking Magoha warns that under his watch, all exam cheating syndicates will have no place in the country even as he singled out known groups used to interfering with exam process in Nyanza region.
Speaking in Kisii when he opened a container for the day’s KCSE, the CS cited Kisii, Migori and Homabay counties as exam cheating hotspots
Mogoha warned that the government will deal ruthlessly with those caught in the act. He particularly mentioned Rongo and Kendu bay as the targeted spots.
The CS decried the impersonation of the exam by university students at a Kisii county school.
The CS also cautioned parents against wasting huge sums of money in purchasing exams for their children saying they should be left to exploit their talents.
In Narok County, a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidate linked to crime will sit for his examinations in prison pending the hearing of his case.
During the first two days of the KCSE exam, the candidate was being escorted to sit for his examinations at his registered school but the court ruled he sits for the rest of the exams while in remand at Narok GK Prisons.
Narok County Director of Education Phillip Wambuahas warned students from engaging in any form of criminal activity noting that this is a defining moment of their lives.
The Narok County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti advised the candidates to be disciplined and keep away from any activity that might jeopardize their future and burden their parents.