Four Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education candidates have been deregistered over alleged involvement in examination malpractices.
Education principal secretary Dr. Belio Kipsang says the four candidates had attempted to sneak mobile phones into the examination room and a crackdown targeting people impersonating candidates.
Speaking in Mombasa, education Principal Secretary Dr. Kipsang said 4 candidates who were found using the devices have already been deregistered.
He said the government has already put in place contingency plans to ensure that candidates are not affected by the ongoing transport crisis that has hit most parts of the country.
He urged centre managers to be on high alert for such individuals. He said there have been reports of malpractices in some areas in the past week with the ministry making efforts to contain the menace.
At the same time, the PS said the ministry’s directive that schools use their buses to ferry KCSE candidates to and from school due to the ongoing transport crisis occasioned by the crackdown targeting PSVs had borne fruit since no candidate in Mombasa had been reported to have missed exams over the same.
And speaking after supervising the opening and distribution of examination materials at Naivasha sub County container, CS Amina directed the Teachers Service Commission to discipline 40 teachers over examination irregularities during the on-going KCSE exams.
She assured Kenyans that everything will be done to ensure anyone who engages in irregularities is dealt with firmly.
Meanwhile, Kenya National Examination Council chair Prof George Magoha said the government will not drop its guard in efforts aimed at enhancing the integrity of the ongoing exercise.
This even as he gave the ongoing examinations a clean bill of health calling on those tasked with the management of the exercise to maintain professionalism.