Magoha Reveals New Way Of Exam Cheating, Warns KNEC Officials.
George Magoha, Cabinet Secretary for Education, has warned students about a new type of exam cheating involving the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) officials.
On Friday, February 25, during an inspection of Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) classes, Magoha stated that some examination officials were buying candidates’ data and promising schools good results.
He stated that his Ministry had noticed a growing trend in the new form of cheating and warned students and parents not to participate in it.
“We want to warn principals, especially those who want to give certain people index numbers of their children in the hope of getting fake examination results. They should stop wasting their time.
“If you have a lot of money to waste, take it to the church so that it can be used there. We are watching the people who are concerned. We already know them including their contacts in KNEC,” warned the tough speaking CS.
He explained that the majority of those affected by the new scheme are students who are not prepared to write their papers and that most of them stop studying because they have been promised good grades.
“We are going to take very firm action without any mercy because we are dealing with two million learners,” he stated.
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Magoha’s statement comes just days after the Ministry of Education announced safety precautions for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams, which are set to begin in early March.
Magoha, who was joined at the event by his interior counterpart, Fred Matiang’i, took pride in the reforms that had been implemented to restore the credibility of the national examinations.