Students tampering with exam results, CS Amina warns parents


Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed
Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed appearing before the Senate Committee probing the Ruaraka land saga. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Holding holiday tuition is violation of educations laws, the ministry will take disciplinary action against any school or teacher found holding tuition.
  • Parents are advised to use the holidays to bound with their children and discuss with them issues that may affect their children's academics.
  • Some learners are tampering with their end-term report cards thus parents should be on the lookout.
  • Schools will re-opened on August 27, 2018.

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has warned parents that some students are altering their end-of-term report forms to show better results than their actual performance.

CS Amina on Wednesday urged parents to be on the lookout for any alterations on the report forms and contact the respective school on any suspicious records.

“It has come to the attention of the Ministry that some learners are tampering with their end-of-term report forms in cases where they feel the scores do not reflect their “correct” individual performances.

“All parents are urged to be vigilant and confirm with their respective schools the authenticity of their individual children’s scores in cases where they suspect foul play,” said Amina in a statement to newsrooms.

The CS further urged schools to explore fool proof mechanisms that will ensure students do not tamper with academic results.

“In the meantime, schools should devise ways to ensure that details in students’ report forms are beyond any form of security breach. The schools should explore the use of bulk Short Text Messages to transmit results to parents and guardians,” she added.

At the same time, the Education CS, once again, cautioned schools and teachers against holding holiday tuition, warning of consequences to those found contravening the order.

“The management of all schools is accordingly advised against holding any holiday tuition as this is in contravention of Section 37 of the Basic Education Act that outlaws the practice,” said the CS.

“Parents should take time to be with their children and discuss issues affecting them in their studies.”

 

The ministry said schools will be re-opened on August 27, cautioning any institution against resuming learning before the set date.

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