National exams will be fair, DP Ruto promises
Deputy President William Ruto has assured parents and students that this year’s national examinations will be credible, even as Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates prepare to sit for their first paper Tuesday.
Speaking in in Kapyemit Primary School in Turbo Constituency, the DP said that the Government has put in place robust measures to ensure every candidate is graded fairly.
“I want to confirm arrangements have been made to make sure that our children participate in national examinations devoid of cheating,” he said.
Ruto went on to state that students will sit their exams, unburdened by the examination fee as the Government had absorbed that cost.
“We do not want a situation where a student in class eight or form four cannot sit for their final examination because of lack of examination fees,” he said.
The DPs sentiments come just days after the Education Ministry announced heightened security measures ahead of the upcoming primary and secondary school exit exams.
Mass cheating has dogged KCPE and KCSE exams in recent years, with thousands of students getting their results cancelled due to exam irregularities.
To combat this vice, the government banned mobile phones and geometric sets in exam rooms for candidates and supervisors.
County Commanders were also tasked with the duty of ensuring end-to-end security of exam papers to ensure that no leakage takes place once the exam papers have been deployed to the counties.
The Ministry also announced that secret cameras will be deployed in exam centres to monitor the activity of students and invigilators during the exams.
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