Education CS Prof. George Magoha has issued a warning to all exam cheating cartels who may have any plans to facilitate cheating during the ongoing KCSE exams. Speaking to the press on Friday at St Georges Girls High School, Nairobi, he noted that there have been some misfortunes, and the Education Ministry won’t allow like incidences to continue.
In Kisii at Ramasha Academy 11 people were arrested for trying to impersonate some candidates where they were to receive Ksh.40,000 each. In another operation 35 cellphones were collected from candidates at St Theresa’s boys Nairobi and also in Wajir, a teacher was found writing answers on the blackboard to students during the Chemistry PP3 exam.
Moreover, the Education CS said they’ll ensure all schools are accessible to Kenyans, with emphasis and focus place don private schools. “We are going to take very firm action to ensure that we can have schools but they have to be accessible to everybody who says he/she is a Kenyan citizen…we are also going to scrutinize the process of allowing very tiny private centers all over the place because when results come you find out that they have done better than public schools, perhaps this is because we’ve not been focusing on them before,” said Prof. Magoha.
Written by Elias Wekesa