Education CS George Magoha Friday warned private school teachers who failed to register learners for the KCPE, KCSE national examinations that they will be punished without mercy.
He said that every learner who deserves to do the examination must do it. The exams will begin tomorrow on Monday.
“There are a few unscrupulous teachers in the private schools who I understand did not register students for examinations. We are not going to allow our children to suffer because of a few crooks,” Magoha said.
The CS spoke at Kakamega Primary School during a visit to observe the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam rehearsals.
He noted that his office gave firm instructions are and that the multi-agencies are investigating those teachers and proprietors.
“We shall deal with the results afterward, in any case, it’s very strange because the government pays examination fees for all the children, both in private and public schools.”
He termed it criminal for private schools to impose examination fees on parents and fail to register children for exams. He further warned against exam cheating, saying the ministry will not allow anyone to abuse and trade with the lives of learners.
“Homa Bay has joined in the group that is planning to interfere with examinations and I want to warn them that those officers, both in the schools and outside schools, that we are watching very closely what you are trying to do, you attempt it and we shall come on to you like fire.”