The Ministry of Education is fully prepared for the national exams, and all resources are available, according to Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed. “We have all the resources we need for the exams,” she said, “KNEC has all the resources.” Speaking at the KICD in Nairobi, CS Amina said the preparations have been done and even the exam paper containers have been verified, adding that they’ve increased the number of containers to make sure the proximity from schools to the containers is reasonable so that the exam papers transportation exercise isn’t strenuous.
The Education CS also affirmed the Ministry has banned the use of telephones in schools, “Only the centre manager will have a telephone,” she said, which will be under surveillance for 24 hours. The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) chairman George Magoha had earlier indicated that some schools have been placed under surveillance in relation to exam cheating claims, and the CS said the identified schools will remain under surveillance. She said anyone involved in exam malpractice will be arrested on the spot, and they’ll be prosecuted, “If we find there is malpractice in schools we won’t allow the schools to sit for the rest of the exams,” she said.