Professor George Magoha has promised to secure the national examinations against any early exposure.
He has also issued a staunch warning against those planning to leak or cheat in the examinations.
The CS Education has also assured the public that no exam will be seen except on the day of the exam. He further added that the ministry is aware of all the heart tricks that exam cheats pull to steal.
He said this today as he was launching the examination period at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi.
During the launch, education officials were given security padlocks which will be used to lock the examination containers.
Dr Fred Matiang’ i has also warned against any carelessness. The CS for Interior Security said there will be no excuse for losing the keys. Deputy County Commissioners will be answerable in case of such events.
Professor Magoha also added that he is already aware of plans by Mandera, Wajir and Garissa to help learners cheat in the forthcoming examinations.
He further implored upon the leaders of the North-Eastern region to allow learners to sit for their examinations without interference. The leaders should also stop confusing learners.
According to Professor Magoha, their surveillance will cover up to two kilometres away from the school.
Therefore, anyone who engages in examination malpractices is due for “slaughter.”
Distribution of examination papers and materials will be done using aircraft.
Professor Magoha also urged the parents not to put undue pressure on their children over unrealistic targets.
He told parents to love and accept their children the way they are since each child is unique in his or her way.
In the long run, no one will remain stagnated, everyone will eventually move to the next stage.
The CS promised a fair selection of students once the results are out. Those from marginalized areas such as the North Eastern region will be given preference.
According to the Kenya National Examinations Council’s data, 1, 088, 986 candidates have registered for the upcoming Kenya Certificate of Primary Education whereas 699, 745 candidates will sit for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
707, 790 invigilators will facilitate the smooth running of the examinations.