Exam Managers Given Shorter Time To Deliver Tests After Cheating Concerns.
Following revelations that rogue centre managers were taking advantage of the time in between to aid cheating, examination officers in Isiolo will be given less time to transport exams to schools in order to prevent cheating.
This follows reports of exam malpractices at Kinna Secondary on Monday, which officials believe occurred about half an hour before the candidates took the exams.
For allegedly assisting cheating, school principal Simon Guyo, supervisor Safia Adan, and invigilators Hassan Wario, Muktar Galgalo Ali, Caroline Kendi, and Ali Hussein Godana were arrested.
Four mobile phones were confiscated from the toilet, two of which contained exam materials.
While it was assumed that dispatching exams before 7 a.m. would ensure that they arrived at schools on time, stakeholders were unaware that this would facilitate malpractice.
County Commissioner Geoffrey Omoding stated that teams transporting exams will leave containers later than usual in order to arrive at school minutes before 8 a.m.
“Releasing them earlier will give them an opportunity to engage in malpractices and that is why we have reduced the time,” he said.
Exam center managers are also thought to facilitate cheating by carrying out exams for morning and afternoon sessions, with the latter staying at schools for several hours.
Mr. Omoding warned police officers stationed at the 31 exam centres not to aid in cheating.
“We all must be responsible. While you do your work, watch over each other,” he said.
He was with Hassan Barua, the county police chief, at the opening of an exam container outside his office in Isiolo town.
Mr Omoding stated that the two officers who were guarding the exams at Kinna Secondary were being investigated to see if they aided the cheating.
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