KNEC and TSC Urge Exam Administrators to be Vigilant
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) oversaw the opening of the examination storage container at Langata Sub-County Officers at 6:00 am in Nairobi.
They both called for vigilance from teachers and security personnel charged with administering the national examinations.
“No one has breached the security features of the packages. Do all you can to ensure that nothing goes wrong. Ensure that parents get their returns for the investment,” said Dr Macharia.
“We have not received any adverse reports so far apart from issues to do with the weather. If there will be any challenges, we are up to the task to handle them,” said Dr Njengere.
Dr Njengere called on examination officials to ensure that the second paper is not opened before the scheduled time to avoid examination leakage.
Marking of the examinations will be done swiftly to ensure that examinations are released on time. However, with this year having two sets of examinations, the marking process might take longer compared to when it was just the KCPE.
In addition, KNEC administers the Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA) for students with significant disabilities who follow a stage-based curriculum.
According to Dr Njengere, this was done because the KCPE used to disadvantage learners with the inability to follow the standard curriculum.
He said that KILEA’s CBC would change the situation.
Following this, the two CEO went to Madarak Primary School where they supervised the opening of the examination papers before the 8:00 am examination.
CS Machogu supervised Mombasa County to ensure that the national examinations goes on without problems.
“We will make sure there is no cheating of any kind in any of our schools. There are certain areas where we have an arrangement of helicopters to make sure that the examinations get to the respective schools in good time,” said CS Machogu.