Government bans teachers from schools as examinations begin

All teachers are expected to remain out of schools during the examination season starting from November 1st to November 30th 2016.

 

According to Cabinet Secretaries Dr. Fred Matiang’i, Major Gen. (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery and Mr. Joe Mucheru, only teachers expected to remain in school are those involved in the administration of practical subjects and boarding facilities.

The government says these are part of its strategies aimed at ensuring clean and credible examinations in 2016.

“We are determined to stamp out cases of irregularities associated with the poor management of our national examinations in the past so that the results obtained from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) are valid and credible,” the joint statement by the cabinet secretaries read in part.

Major Gen. (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery said the government was determined to restore the integrity of the country’s national examination system to ensure, among other things, that Kenyans get quality education and credible examinations results to be able to compete globally.

Mr. Joe Mucheru said the Government integrated ICT to minimize examinations malpractices that characterized last year’s national examination, noting that CCTV have been put in strategic sites to help detect whatever mischief that unscrupulous people may want to do.

The examination-cheating trend shows that 2015 had the highest cases of 2,709 compared to 1,702 reported in 2014.

Some 1,576 cases were reported in 2013 while only 732 candidates cheated in examinations in 2012.

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