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Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha has now warned the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates against entering exam rooms with sums of money for malicious intent.
Speaking in Murang’a County after monitoring Day 2 distribution of the KCSE examination materials, he noted that this might be seen as a way to bribe the examination invigilators and supervisors.
“We were able to track some students who had unnecessary large amounts of money in their pockets, for reasons best known to themselves,” said Magoha.
He then noted that any money found on the candidates will be withheld until after the examinations.
“Any unreasonable amount of money found on them must be taken and kept in the center manager’s office, until after the exam is complete and the student is going home,” he said.
According to Magoha center managers, supervisors and invigilators have been directed to frisk the candidates before entering the exam rooms.
This comes a day after two students writing the exams were on Monday were caught with mobile phones.
The two cases were reported in Nairobi.
Today, the candidates are sitting for their Mathematics and English papers.
Over 800,000 students began their 2021 KCSE theory examinations on 14th of March until 1st of April 2022.
The examination is being administered in 10,413 centres.
On day one, the candidates sat for English Paper One and Chemistry Paper One exams.
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