20 schools in blackbook as Knec moves to tighten exam security

20 schools in blackbook as Knec moves to tighten exam security

At least 20 schools have been put on intense security watch as the national examination council flagged cheating hotspots in the country.

Schools in Garissa, Kisii, West Pokot, Central Region, Coast, Eastern and other parts of the larger Nyanza are on the security radar as the clock ticks to the start of this year’s national examinations.

Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang warned that schools that will attempt to leak examinations will be shut and examination administration suspended. The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) warned of emerging examination-cheating hotspots and blamed parents for the continued attempts to destroy examination credibility. Knec Chairman George Magoha cautioned two schools in Garissa, where he said teachers were colluding with parents to try to cheat in the coming examinations. Prof Magoha also singled out West Pokot and cautioned education officials, parents and students in the region to keep off attempts to cheat in the coming national examinations.

Schools in Meru region and Kisii are also under watch. Dr Kipsang and Magoha spoke as they launched monitoring of examination and storage facilities in all sub-county offices. Officials from Ministry of Interior, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and Knec were present.
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