May 18, 2022

State wants schools to ensure custody of all mobile phones ahead of KCSE

Education CS Geirge Magoha

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The Ministry of Education has tasked center managers to ensure they have custody of all mobile phones in their areas of jurisdiction ahead of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education(KCSE) start.

The Ministry admitted that mobile phones have been a major challenge to the security of the national examinations. Speaking while opening the Starehe exam container for Kenya Certificate of Secondary education, the Chief Executive Officer of Kenya National Examinations Council(KNEC) David Njengere said they are on high alert to ensure no candidate has an advantage over others.

He said there are 483 containers across the country where all examination materials will be distributed from a seamless exercise.

In Narok county the container was officially opened by the Narok county commissioner saying, a total of 10,892 candidates are sitting for the exam in Narok county.

Migori County Commissioner Mwangi Meru has said that the county has beefed up security to ensure they deliver credible Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.

In Kisumu County, a total of 23,466 candidates are writing the national exams in 233 centers across the county.

In Mandera county the government has deployed choppers to deliver KCSE papers to far-flung centers along the Kenya, Somalia border where 4317 students are sitting for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in all 56 centers in Mandera County.Security agencies and education officers in Embu County are investigating the reasons behind 146 pupils failure to sit their KCPE as the Kenya Certificate of Secondary school begins.

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