Cybercrime Detectives to Monitor Social Media During KCPE, KCSE Exams.
During the national exams in November 2022, social media will be monitored by cybercrime detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
During the Friday, November 11 launch of the tests, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua mentioned a habit of social media users sharing examinations on their accounts.
Swindlers used the chance to steal money from naive Kenyans by administering many bogus exams.
As in recent years, the DP noted that the new measure was intended to preserve the integrity of the examinations.
“When you put exams online and say that you offer them at a fee is a lie, and Kenyans like being conned.
Even as, we ask Kenyans not to be conned. We have instructed the DCI to activate the cybercrime detectives to go through the net and hunt these people day and night,” he ordered.
Gachagua stated that individuals responsible for attempting to distract students and executing government programs will be held accountable.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu stated that the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) had implemented new mechanisms to avoid leaks by invigilators.
“This time around, we say that the supervisors and invigilators will be personally held accountable.
“As they will be opening the papers, in particular, the second papers, they will indicate the exact time the papers were opened and this will also be witnessed by the security officer,” he stated.
Machogu stated that he was eager to sustain the pace established by his predecessors, who restored the integrity of examinations that had been compromised by leaks.
“Education is key, and we cannot entertain any kind of malpractice or incidents that will interfere with the integrity of this national examinations,” he stated.
The statement by Gachagua and Machogu came days after the DCI apprehended a university student for distributing for-profit fraudulent examination papers to lecturers.
KCSE is planned to commence on November 21, while the first KCPE exam is scheduled on November 28.
The nationwide assessment for grade 6 will commence on November 28.