Government promises tough measures to curb exam cheating

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha (left) with his Interior Ministry counterpart Fred Matiangi (right).
The Government has said proper measures have been put in place to safeguard the upcoming national examinations.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i also ordered that no security official will be on leave during the entire period to seal all possible loopholes.

“We shall not do our part half-heartedly or in a mediocre way. We will do our part as serious people,” he affirmed during a consultative examination forum at the Kenya School of Government, also attended by stakeholders from the education and security sector.

A command and control center will also be established at Harambee House to facilitate real-time updates of the exercise which is scheduled to start from October 29th.

Over one million Kenya Certificate of Primary Education candidates are set to sit for their National examination from October 29, while some 699,746 others will seat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations from November 4.

“Every morning, we get security reports from across the country and I can tell you with authority, we are fine. The security of the country is safe, and we are okay,” Matiangi said, “we are ready, prepared and totally aligned to sort out things.”

“This year we have more resources. I do not anticipate that there will be any challenges.”