The government has enhanced surveillance across the country to curb cheating in national examinations which are expected to kick off on 19th March.
Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha said Migori and Kisii counties have been flagged as hot spots for examination cheating.
Conmen, he said were crisscrossing the areas lying to parents and students that they have examinations warning them that strict guidelines will be followed before the exam papers are opened an hour to the start of the exams.
He said the exams are already in the country and secured, cautioning parents and teachers against falling prey to individuals out to swindle them and create unnecessary panic amongst students.
Magoha stated that the government will take stern action against anybody found selling fake examination materials. Speaking at Chavakali High School in Vihiga County during a tour to assess the level of examination preparedness, Magoha asked students not to panic adding that the examination has been set bearing in mind that they were out of school for nine months.
He expressed optimism that the students will perform well since teachers have worked hard to cover the syllabus. The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) kicks off on 19th March while KCSE starts on 26th March.