Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has warned KCSE and KCPE examiners against engaging in any forms of cheating.
Speaking in Matuga region in Kwale county, Magoha said that the candidates will not be allowed into the examination rooms without going through inspection.
He added that a close eye will be directed to areas of migori, isiolo and isibania, as they are known for frequent cheating cases.
The exams are set to begin on 26th of this month and end on 21st of April for KCSE and 22nd to 24th March for KCPE.
KCSE students who are being examined in Music, home science and agriculture have already started their practicals this week.
Magoha said that students will be frisked before sitting for their papers. They will have to remove their masks upon entry of the examination room.
He said, “We know that some of you are planning to use masks to cheat. Do not make such an attempt because we shall frisk you and if caught, it’s up to you.”
According to the guidelines by Kenya National Examination Counsel, students shall be frisked even after visiting the washrooms.
Part of the guidelines read, “Candidates should lower their masks during identification as this can be used as an avenue for impersonation. Tougher measures will also be implemented during frisking of the candidates.”
Meanwhile, Nakuru county commissioner Erastus Mbui said all preparations are complete and all measures required to be taken by the ministry of education have been taken in the county level through all the minor counties from Naivasha to Kuresoi South.
He added that on matters security, security officers have already been posted in all schools undertaking the examination.