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CBC Implementation And Credible Results Will Define My Legacy – Magoha

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CBC Implementation And Credible Results Will Define My Legacy - Magoha

CBC Implementation And Credible Results Will Define My Legacy – Magoha.
Cabinet Secretary George Magoha believes that his legacy will be defined by the implementation of the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) and the reduction of exam cheating after three years at the Ministry of Education.
Prof Magoha, who is in charge of the final national examinations under President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration, claims that the use of a container system to protect test papers has closed cheating loopholes.
“The Kenya container system has delivered credible exams using a multi-agency team. It will not just be a presidential legacy but a Kenyan legacy from 2016 to 2022,” said the CS yesterday in Nyali, Mombasa, on the first day of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.
School principals pick up and return test materials at the containers, which are guarded 24 hours a day, under the system introduced by then Education CS Fred Matiang’i.
Magoha was the chairman of the Kenya National Examinations Council before being appointed to the Cabinet by President Kenyatta.
“I have managed to stop exam cheating. There are students in universities that are of international calibre and our qualifications are respected worldwide,” he said.
The 2021 KCSE examinations are being taken by 831,015 candidates. Candidates were registered in 10,413 locations, compared to 752,981 students in 10,437 locations in 2020.
Magoha warned candidates against cheating and urged them to avoid individuals and teachers who claim to leak examination results. 
 “We will be soft with the students and allow them to take exams, but any teacher who thinks they’re brave enough to open the exams, particularly the second paper, should know that we shall know where you have done it and we shall come for you,” he said.
Meanwhile, on the first day of the national exams, two candidates were caught with mobile phones in Nairobi.
Four people have been arrested in connection with exam irregularities.
Following an intelligence report, police officers discovered a case of impersonation at Werpo Ortum Mixed Secondary School around 12.30 pm, according to West Pokot County Commissioner Apollo Okello.
According to Apollo, a Form 3 student at St Anthony’s in Kitale was discovered taking the exam on behalf of his brother.
“We have since arrested the suspects and handed them to police at Chepareria Police Station,” he said.
A candidate also passed away just minutes before the start of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
Mr Boniface Shivuto, 20, a student at Mavusi Secondary School in Kakamega North, was preparing to write the exam while receiving treatment at Malava Sub-county Hospital.
Malava Sub-county Police Commander Paul Mwenda confirmed the student’s death but directed journalists to the sub-county education office for more information.

CBC Implementation And Credible Results Will Define My Legacy - Magoha

CBC Implementation And Credible Results Will Define My Legacy – Magoha
According to Ms Ann Shivuto, her son began shivering uncontrollably and breathed his last as a room was being prepared for him to take the exam.
Mr Shivuto’s father, Mr John Nyikuli, told journalists that his son was battling blood cancer.
According to Magoha, 6,447 classrooms will be ready by the end of the month, with over 4,000 completed and over 2,500 handed over to schools.
“Our original target was the end of April and we are at 83 per cent. Five counties are at 100 per cent and 10 others are at 90 per cent,” he said.
He stated that the government saved Sh400,046 on each classroom’s construction.
“I know it’s hard for leaders to acknowledge what has been done. We are building at Sh788,000 instead of Sh1.26 million and some of them (classrooms) are better than others built by other people… and I don’t see Kenyans happy about it. It’s very strange,” said the CS.
He is concerned that whoever succeeds him will not be able to maintain and improve on his achievements.
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“I urge Kenyans not to slide back irrespective of what happens. For the incoming administration, whichever it is, no condition is permanent, but for our children, being in school is going to be permanent,” he said.

CBC Implementation And Credible Results Will Define My Legacy - Magoha

CBC Implementation And Credible Results Will Define My Legacy – Magoha
CBC Implementation And Credible Results Will Define My Legacy – Magoha

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