The government has beefed up security in a bid to limit any form of examination cheating in KCPE and KPSEA Examination that kicked off on Monday.
The 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) is in it’s second day from kick off and will be winded up on Wednesday.
However, KNEC Chief Executive Officer David Njegere exposed the form of examination cheating by fraudsters who purports to have selling examination materials to teachers and parents.
David Njegere sent a stern warning to fraudsters, alerting parents and teachers on any form of examination cheating by fraudsters.
Njegere affirmed the security in the 32,000 KPSEA and 28,000 KCPE examination centres as there’s is no any examination irregularities recorded so far.
“We want to assure the country that in all the 32,000 KPSEA and 28,000 KCPE centers across the country the examination are secure. There are 576 containers across the country. There is nobody who has access to any of those papers. Anybody lying to you they can give you the papers before the day of the examination is a fraudster,” said KNEC CEO David Njegere
However, Interior Principal secretary Raymond Omollo said that the national government has deployed 60,000 security officers to limit any examination interference by ensuring smoothness and effectiveness of the exercise.
In areas that are likely to receive high amount of rainfall, Helicopters will be felling the examination papers more especially in eastern and North Eastern regions in the country.
All students who registered for KCPE and KPSEA Examination including those who didn’t register were allowed to sit for the examination as indicated by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.