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Stern warning issued to exam cheats

 Eastern Regional Commissioner Evans Achoki has sent a warning to those who may be planning to engage in exam malpractices that they will face the full force of the law.

Eastern Regional Commissioner Evans Achoki addresses the media outside his office in Embu town.

While addressing the press at his office in Embu town, he noted that they had put all mechanisms to ensure no cheating in the forthcoming exams which are set to begin next week.

"It is going to be very difficult to cheat during these national exams. If you cheat, we will easily detect that there is cheating somewhere and stern action will be taken against the perpetrators," warned Achoki.

He urged officials manning the exams to ensure that the exams are well managed and administered according to the law.

"We want to administer credible exams. An examination that would reflect the true ability of our students,"Achoki stated.

Further, he called on parents not to be lured to tricks of losing promising to provide leakages for their candidates saying no such actions will see light in the region.

Achoki assured all candidates sitting for KCSE, KPSEA and KCPE examinations of tight security during the period of the three national exams so that they can take their exams without any form of interference.

Security beefed up

The administrator stated that enough security officers have been deployed across the Region to beef up security ahead of kick off of the exams. 

“We have beefed up the security in all counties to ensure that candidates move swiftly from their homes to examination centres without any interruption. We have deployed adequate security in all examination centres," said Achoki.

At the same note he said for counties which have adversely been affected by drought, candidates will be provided with food in schools. He said no candidate will miss exam due to hunger.

Female candidates will also be provided with sanitary towels for them to seat their exams without any interruptions.

Eastern Regional Director of Education Dr William Sugut reported that 173,000 candidates will be sitting for the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) for Grade 6, 198000, KCPE while 141,000 for KCSE.

He said that the examinations for KPSEA and KCPE are set to run from November 28-30 while KCSE on November 21 to December 23.

Sugut said that all the supervisors, invigilators and centre managers have been deployed adequately calling on them to put their best foot forward to ensure that they work as a team to deliver credible examinations.

Achoki said in order to ensure there is timely distribution of exam materials in exam centre there is standby chopper to deliver exams in areas where there will be challenges due to rain.


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