Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has directed all examination centre managers to conduct a thorough search on students’ masks before they enter exam rooms.
Magoha says his ministry has information that students want to use masks to cheat in the upcoming national examinations.
The Education CS said there will be strict monitoring to stop any planned cheating.
He spoke on Wednesday in Kwale County after receiving a 40-acre piece of land in Chista-Kamatsa village in Waa donated by the county government.
The land will be used to put up a Ksh.1.2 billion blue economy centre for East Africa.
“In terms of cheating, we know, and I want to repeat…the headquarters of cheating (are) Isebania, Migori and Kisii…I am telling you, you are planning to do certain things, and we’re watching you. Try and you will see,” he said.
“There are some people cheating the students to write everything inside the masks. I’m going to ask all centre managers that all students must remove their masks before entering exam rooms. So let no student waste his/her time writing things inside the mask, they’re supposed to prevent you from corona. If we catch you, we’re not going to be very merciful with you.”