Education CS Amina Mohamed has affirmed that there were no leakages in this year’s KCPE exams and that all candidates only saw the contents of the exam papers once they were opened and presented to them by the supervisors. Speaking at the Lang’ata women’s prison after visiting three candidates who were set to do their final papers, the Education CS said the whole exam exercise has been successful countrywide and that a multi-sectoral agency approach played a major role. “A multi-sectoral agency approach to delivering exams has yielded fantastic results. During our monitoring we witnessed various agencies working together as teams with the aim of delivering credible exams,” she said.
She said the measures outlined to curb exam malpractices were enforced in 99.9% of the exam centres and that the number of exam malpractices has been reducing drastically in the past three years. CS Amina said there were a few uncommon cases, saying they were quickly dealt with however, citing a case where two impostors posing as candidates were nabbed by officials. Furthermore, she noted that the rate of teen pregnancies in the country has increased, saying the authorities have detected a high number of candidates who became mothers during the three days KCPE period. “If this is happening all year round then the country could be facing a real crisis…I have asked my quality assurance and standards department to work with the relevant department to investigate the extent of this situation and give me a report for further action,” she said.