Preparations for the year’s national examinations have been finalised, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha announced on Friday, adding integrity will be maintained at all costs.
“I confirm to the nation that preparations for the exams are complete. We have even enhanced the security features of the examination process,” Prof Magoha said at St Stephens Lwanya Girls’ High School in Busia County, where the Matayos Sub-county Education Day was marked.
As such, prof Magoha asked parents and teachers to be on the lookout for exam cartels that target them with fake papers.
“From next month you will start seeing fake papers on the streets. If you want to buy them I urge you to give me the money I take it to church,” he said.
The minister also advised teachers to desist from rushing the syllabus since it emerged that some schools did so in March.
“Take your time and ensure your students have understood the syllabus by July or September. There is no need to complete it in March then rush students through revision only to register poor results after they miss concepts,” Prof Magoha said.
He further said the ministry was considering harmonising exam results for candidates in marginalised areas to enable them secure placement in national schools.
“We are going to get a formula this year so that when a candidate from a slightly marginalised county gets 390 marks, [he or she is] equated to someone who scored 450 in a non-marginalised region and automatically goes to a top school.”