Machogu Vows to Combat National Examination Irregularities
Education CS Ezekiel Machogu has vowed to combat exam irregularities in the forthcoming national examinations.
Speaking at Kisumu Girls, Machogu stated that the government is committed to ensuring the credibility of examinations.
“We will leave nothing to chance as far as the administration of national exams is concerned,”Machogu said.
The secretary of state stated that he is collaborating with two other ministries to provide a transparent examination procedure.
ICT is overseen by CS Eliud Owalo, while CS Kithure Kindiki leads the Ministry of the Interior.
He stated, “The multi agency team is ready, keen and vigilant to deliver uncompromised and successful examination process for year 2022.”
Machogu was accompanied by Julius Jwan, PS for Early Learning and Basic Education, David Njengere, CEO of Knec, and Paul Kibet, director of Secondary Education, among others.
Standard 8 and Form 4 students will take the KCPE and KCSE tests in November and December.
The national examinations administered during this time frame will be for applicants in 2022.
The KCPE test will be administered between November 28 and December 1, while the KCSE exam will be administered between December 1 and December 23.
During the same time frame, the national assessment for the first group of students in the competency-based curriculum will be done in primary schools.
Sub-County Director of Education Stephen Kitungu announced that 15,986 students in Mwala will participate in this year’s national tests, which will begin the following week.
5,911 students registered for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) tests, and 5,196 students registered for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
According to Kitungu, 4,879 candidates will participate in the Kenya Primary School Assessment (KPSEA) examinations for grade six, which will run concurrently with the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) on November 28-30.
The two tests will be rehearsed on November 25, while the KCSE examinations will be rehearsed on Friday in preparation for the orals and practicals that will be administered from November 21-25.
The KCSE theory examinations will begin on November 28 and conclude on December 23.
Wednesday, during the examinations briefing at Masii boys, the sub-county director of education disclosed that 489 registered centers would administer the exams.
“We have 214 KCPE examinations centres and 198 and 77 centres for KPSEA and KCSE respectively,” he said.
Kitungu reaffirmed the ministry’s dedication to delivering genuine examinations and urged individuals responsible for their administration to adhere to Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) regulations.
“We expect to have examinations without irregularities. We laud the teachers for adequately preparing the candidates,” said the sub-county director of education.
At the same briefing, sub-county police commander Ronald Kirui assured candidates and other stakeholders of adequate protection.
Each of the 489 examination centers will have two police officers, as revealed by Kirui.
“As police we are equal to the task and we will perform our duties faithfully,” he assured.