Knec assures on sanctity of exams

Irene Githinji@gitshee

The Kenya National Examinations Counci (Knec) has assured that preparedness for this year’s Primary and Secondary national examinations is well on course and their safety is guaranteed.

Acting Knec chief executive Dr Mercy Karogo yesterday assured no one will breach the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) examinations’ enhanced security mechanisms.

Karogo urged parents, candidates and other stakeholder to be careful not to be duped into purchasing any materials purported to be genuine examination questions.

“The multi-agency approach of examination administration will be scaled up. Parents are advised not to fall prey to schemes used by unscrupulous people to fleece unsuspecting Kenyans,” Karogo  said in a statement.

“Knec wishes to assure the country that the preparedness for 2018 examinations are firmly on track.The council wishes to reiterate that all measures have been put in place to ensure credible examinations to guarantee national, regional and international recognition of certificates awarded to candidates,” she added.

Meanwhile, Knec is undertaking the Monitoring Learner Achievement (MLA) at Form Two level, on behalf of the Education ministry.

The training exercise of those collecting data at designated schools in targeted counties will begin today while actual data collection will run from tomorrow to Thursday.The survey will target 7,852 and 2,147 public primary and secondary schools respectively in 110 sub-counties in 30 counties.

The project is meant to improve students’ learning in secondary education and transition from primary to secondary in targeted areas.

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