Education CS George Magoha [Photo: Nation Africa]
The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) enters day 18 today.
The candidates will tackle the Physics Practical Assessment, as the examination period approaches its home stretch set to end next week on Wednesday, with Computer Science as the last exam.
However the Ministry of Education is focusing on individuals aiding exam theft in various schools.
This is as 11 examination officials were arrested on Wednesday for attempting to leak the examinations.
Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha said, that all those arrested for attempting to compromise the integrity of the exams will face the full force of the law.
“Although we have been decisive and ruthless in our pursuit of the masterminds of these unethical practices, we regrettably note that some of them are determined to go to any lengths in a bid to expose the contents of examination papers once they are released in the morning to schools after 6am,” said Magoha.
Regardless of all the attempted cheating cases, the Professor stood ground that the credibility of the exams has not been tampered with, “I wish to assure the country that these attempts to access the examinations have not interfered with the credibility of the examinations. As we head towards the tail end of the examinations, I implore on all officials working under multi-agency examinations not to relent until the exercise is fully completed.”
In regards to the candidates from the five zoned counties; Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kajiado and Machakos, Mr. Magoha said, the ministry in collaboration with the national and county governments have put in place adequate arrangements to facilitate their travel.
“I wish to assure parents that the ministry has already put in place measures to ensure a smooth travel of all candidates to their home counties,” said Magoha.