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KNEC New Regulations to Curb Exam Malpractice

KNEC New Regulations to Curb Exam Malpractice 

Rebecca Leseketeti, an official of the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), has stated that no more examination papers will be distributed during the national examinations scheduled to begin the next week.

Leseketeti stated that the papers would be distributed proportionally to the number of candidates in the examination center and that any extra copies should be returned to their original containers.

She explained that the action is part of the council’s new standards to combat cheating and ensure exam authenticity.

“Do not retain any extra papers. They should be returned to the container at the end of the day. Similarly candidates who will not write the examinations for various reasons should have their desks removed from the examinations room,” she said.

During the examinations’ briefing on Wednesday at Masii Boys in Mwala Sub County, the KNEC official stated that all applicants were needed to report to the test centers in the morning, regardless of the time they would be writing their exams.

“All candidates, and especially day scholars, should be at the examination centre by 8am even if their examinations are slated in the afternoon. Besides preventing irregularities, we also want to protect the candidates from any harm,” she said.

Leseketeti further announced that just a small number of authorized individuals would be permitted in examination centers.

“Apart from those administering the examinations, only essential personnel including the deputy head, cooks, gate keeper and a nurse will be allowed in the centre,” added the KNEC official.

She stated that no examinations would be opened before the allotted period and instructed center administrators to observe time and retrieve the examinations from the container at the appointed hour.

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Grade six Kenya Primary School Assessment (KPSEA) examinations will be distributed from the container at 6 am and begin at 8.25 am.

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Grade six Kenya Primary School Assessment (KPSEA) examinations will be distributed from the container at 6 am and begin at 8.25 am.

The KNEC official also instructed supervisors and invigilators to perform proper frisking on candidates and to guarantee that no prohibited materials enter the examination room.

During the same meeting, David Tegutwa, deputy county commissioner of Mwala, cautioned center managers against collaborating with security personnel to aid in cheating.

“It would be unfortunate if we allow candidates who will later pursue different professions in future to cheat in examinations,” noted the DCC.

Bernard Abuga, director of the sub-county Teachers Service Commission, was also there and stressed the need for trustworthy tests.

Sub County Director of Education Stephen Kitungu, Sub County Director of Quality Assurance and Standards Edna Ambasa, and Sub County Examination Officer Rose Kathie accompanied Leseketeti.

KNEC New Regulations to Curb Exam Malpractice 

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