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Nabukwesi Reveals Why Parents, Teachers, Examiners & Security Officers Indulge In Exam Malpractice

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Nabukwesi Reveals Why Parents, Teachers, Examiners & Security Officers Indulge In Exam Malpractice

Nabukwesi Reveals Why Parents, Teachers, Examiners & Security Officers Indulge In Exam Malpractice.
Teachers and students who are found to have participated in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination malpractice will face severe repercussions after the results are released.
Speaking after witnessing the opening of the examination container in Nakuru West, Deputy County Commissioner’s offices at Kapkures, the Principal Secretary (PS) stated that the Ministry of Education had ensured that professional ethics and moral conduct were used during the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and KCSE examinations in the public interest.
Nabukwesi regretted that stiff competition and limited slots in both public secondary schools and public universities make many parents, teachers, examiners and security officers succumb to the temptations of indulging in exam irregularities and malpractice.
Ambassador Nabukwesi stated that exam cheating should not be tolerated in a civilised society like Kenya, citing it as one of the root causes of moral decadence and rampant corruption.
“We will not relent in safeguarding the integrity of exams and shunning exam malpractices. Schools can achieve consistently outstanding and superb academic results without cheating in the national exams,” stated Ambassador Nabukwesi.
He warned that anyone who gains access to examination material and knowingly reveals the contents to an unauthorised party, whether a candidate or not, will be in violation of Section 27 of the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) Act, and the penalty will be imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years, a fine not exceeding Sh2 million, or both.
“Those caught impersonating legitimate candidates are subject to a two year jail term or a 2 million Kenyan shillings fine. If the imposter is a student, he/she will be barred for three years from sitting for an exam. Those who damage exam material can also be fined Sh5 million or be jailed for five years,” explained the Principal Secretary.
He also warned teachers in charge of exam preparation and oversight to avoid aiding leaks, threatening those found guilty with the full force of the law.

Nabukwesi Reveals Why Parents, Teachers, Examiners & Security Officers Indulge In Exam Malpractice

Nabukwesi Reveals Why Parents, Teachers, Examiners & Security Officers Indulge In Exam Malpractice
“Since we have ensured credibility in the manner in which we administer national examinations, Kenyan students are able to compete among the best in both local and foreign institutions of higher learning. Our education system is one of the continent’s best and those hell bent on examination irregularities do not fit in it.” Dr Nabukwesi added.
On March 14, approximately 831,015 Form Four (4) students began sitting for the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations in 10, 413 locations across the country.
According to Ambassador Nabukwesi, the number of candidates increased by 78,034, representing a 9.39 percent increase over the 752,981 candidates who took the exams in 2020.
He urged teachers and parents to serve as role models for the next generation by instilling values such as hard work, honesty, and integrity.
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“The children are not guilty when it comes to examination irregularities. The guilty are the parents and mostly teachers, some of whom are just crooks. However, we have noticed that and we are closely monitoring bad elements and shall soon catch up with them,” Ambassador Nabukwesi said.
Since 2016, a multi-agency team comprised of the Ministries of Education, ICT, and the Interior, as well as other education stakeholders, has been monitoring the distribution of examination materials.
“We have been able to deliver credible examination and our students have been called even to join international universities,” the Principal Secretary observed.

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