The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has banned the photocopying of examination papers. The exams council has also warned head teachers against submitting inaccurate registration data that could lead to candidates missing exams. In last year’s exams, inaccurate registration details, which saw some candidates registered for fewer subjects or wrong subject clusters, prompted the photocopying of material, which Knec says was a security breach and exposure to cheating
Starting today, Knec and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will conduct a four-day nationwide scrutiny of registration data for this year’s 1.3 million national examination candidates as officials move to seal security breaches ahead of this year’s tests in October
Due to the threat of breach of security occasioned by photocopying of examination papers, Knec is committed to ensuring clean registration data for accurate packing of examination materials,” read a circular announcing the audit. Knec Chief Executive Officer Mercy Karogo and her TSC counterpart Nancy Macharia warned head teachers that they would be held personally responsible for any inaccurate data.