The government says it will take stern action against examination center managers who breach examination rules and regulations.
Education cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed says some of those entrusted with the exercise are abdicating their duties even as she gave the ongoing exercise a clean bill of health.
Amina Mohammed was in Mavoko, Athi River Sub county, Machakos County to supervise the issuance and dispatch of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education – KCSE examination papers. Amina training her guns on centre managers who have been accused of disregarding exam rules and regulations such as carrying identification badges.
Amina reiterated that no exam leakage has been reported adding that so far the credibility of the exercise was above board.
“We have provided an additional 40 examination containers in vast Counties to improve access to the Centres,” Amina added.
Kenya National Examination council chair George Magoha was in Kiambu where he confirmed that KCSE materials were being accessed before candidates sit for the examinations.
Magoha pointed an accusing finger at centre managers and invigilators of the affected examination centres.
Health cabinet secretary Sicily Kariuki who too witnessed the opening of examination papers at Musa Gitau examination center decried the high rate of teenage births by candidates in this year’s national exams.