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Schools using private vehicles to transport national examination materials to be punished ▷ Kenya News



Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has declared all national examination materials will now only be transported to and from examination centres in government vehicles.

The Education CS said secondary school heads who will make alternative arrangements to use private cars to transport the exam materials will be punished.

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The Education CS said secondary school heads who will make alternative arrangements to use private cars to transport the exam materials will be punished. Photo: Citizen TV.
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He also pointed out that identification of all staff providing services such as catering and security, must be presented to the centre supervisors at the start of the national examinations.

“The aim is to curb cases where some individuals pass themselves of as school staff only to assist in cheating,” said Magoha.

He also instructed schools heads to wind up all co-curricular activities this term, noting that the ban on these activities and visiting days during third term still stands, The Standard reported.

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“No parent will be allowed to visit schools during the third term as we prepare for the national examinations,” he said .

He said that like previous years, the government is committed to ensure that the examination process is conducted in the best environment possible.

“We are determined to stamp out cases of irregularities associated with the poor management of our national examinations in the past, so that the results obtained from the KNEC are credible,” said Magoha.

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Initial report by showed candidates who will sit Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams will start their tests from October 28 to 31.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams will start on November 4, 2019, and shall end on November 27, 2019.

The Ministry of Education further noted that security surveillance around examination centres will be extended beyond the school compounds up to a radius of two kilometres.

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