KNEC, TSC Call for Vigilance to Teachers Administering Examinations.
The CEO of the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) and his Teachers Service Commission (TSC) counterpart, Nancy Macharia, observed the opening of the storage container at the Lang’ata sub-county offices at 6:00 a.m. in Nairobi County.
Drs. Njeng’ere and Macharia issued a call for vigilance to the teachers and security personnel administering the examinations.
“No one has breached the security features of the packages. Do all you can, to ensure that nothing goes wrong. Ensure that parents get returns for their investment,” Dr Macharia said.
“We haven’t received any adverse reports so far apart from issues to do with weather. If there’ll be any challenges, we’re up to the task to handle them,” Dr Njeng’ere said. He challenged the officials to ensure that the second paper is not opened ahead of the scheduled time to avoid leakage.
The marking of the examinations would be expedited so that the results may be released on time, he noted. Due to the two sets of examinations, the marking process may take significantly longer than it did when only the KCPE was administered.
Additionally, Knec administers the Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment (Kilea) for students with significant disabilities who follow a stage-based curriculum. Dr. Njeng’ere stated that this was done to accommodate students who were previously disadvantaged by the KCPE due to their inability to follow the standard curriculum.
He stated that Kilea’s competency-based curriculum would rectify the situation.
Later, the two CEOs traveled to Madaraka Primary School to observe the opening of the examination papers prior to the applicants’ 8 a.m. mathematics exam.
From Mombasa County, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu is monitoring the exercise.
“We’ll make sure there’s no cheating of any kind in any of our schools. There are certain areas where we have an arrangement of helicopters to make sure that the exams get to the respective schools in good time,” said Mr Machogu.