Monday, February 26, 2024

Tough measures put in place to curb exam cheating and malpractices in Migori County

A total of 35,552 KCPE and 22,689 KCSE candidates are set to sit for this year’s national examinations in 818 and 294 exam centres in Migori County.

In a move to curb exam malpractices that may arise across the county, Migori County Commissioner Meru Mwangi convened a brief meeting with all education stakeholders in the county to evaluate exam preparedness.

In the past national examinations, Migori County has found itself being listed among areas with high possibilities of exam irregularities.

The commissioner challenged the exam centre managers to own up to the exam process and be accountable to safeguard the creditability of those exams.

“I ask all the multi agencies in the education and security sectors in this county to share information promptly to curb any irregularity issues that may arise during the exam period,only creditable exams can portray the county in a positive light,” said Mwangi.

In a meeting held at the Migori County Teachers Training College with all the school heads from Migori County, the commissioner gave an assurance of a smooth flow of exams without external interference.

“Education being a government responsibility, I am going to ensure that the forthcoming national examination is carried out in a conducive environment for all candidates,” affirmed Commissioner Mwangi.

He further reassured the principals that candidates will not be distracted by the on going campaigns as he urged all the politicians to seek approval before holding campaigns near schools.

Mwangi also pointed out that security has already been beefed up to ensure the smooth running of the examination process.

Similarly, Migori County Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Director Margaret Nzilani asked school heads to ensure the exam process is credible to show the true reflection of each student’s strengths

“We want to remove this notion that Migori County is a hotspot and the only way is to have a credible exam that will project the strength and capability of our child, “she said.

The KCPE exams kicked of on Monday while the KCSE exams are set to kick off on March 14th and run through to early April 2022.

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