KNEC To Place Exam Containers Near Schools Due To This Reason
KNEC To Place Exam Containers Near Schools Due To This Reason. The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has proposed new security measures to combat cheating in this year’s national exam.
The judges will no longer select all of the day’s entries in the morning.
Instead, the center directors, who are also homeroom teachers, will choose only the morning newspaper.
The Kenya National Examinations Board (Knec) will provide additional containers to bring test storage devices to schools.
According to insiders, this will reduce the time it takes to take and submit exams under the new arrangement. Here are some of the new measures introduced three months before the national exam.
After the candidates complete the morning lesson, the examiner puts it back in the box for the candidate to choose the afternoon lesson.
Ministry of Education insiders said the move was intended to prevent early exposure to afternoon newspapers.
“You won’t have much time for the afternoon questions as they will be kept in the bin and won’t be selected until a few minutes are left until exam time,” a ministry official said.
There is also a need to review current practice of requiring examiners to take questionnaires from containers located in their sub-countries. School or testing center officials will be asked to retrieve the questionnaires from the nearest container.
Indeed, it appears that some schools, located near certain receptacles, are unable to select tests from these repositories simply because they are out of county.
Data released by Knec at the close of exam registration shows that around 1.4 million candidates will take the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). An additional 1.2 million sixth graders will take part in the Kenya Primary Education Assessment (KPSEA).
And around 903,260 people will take the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam this year. According to the 2023 Knec Exam Schedule, KCPE KPSEA test takers will retake the exam on Friday, October 27.
The three-day exams will run concurrently and are scheduled to begin on Monday, October 30.
The exam will end on Wednesday, November 1, paving the way for the KCSE exam to be held from November 2 to 24.
Negligence in the exam left government agencies sleepless for many nights, each engaged in a blame game.
Education Ministry officials have accused the police of being the weakest link in administering exams. The Director of Criminal Investigation has also been accused of conducting shoddy investigations without prosecution.
ODPP and the judiciary blame investigators for not providing enough evidence to warrant prosecution.
The Kenya Communications Authority (CA) also criticized the judiciary for protecting criminals who create and operate websites used to encourage fraud.
And CA has been accused of failing to act quickly to take down websites used to sell fake exam materials.
Despite the blame games, preparations went well three months before the tests. Evaluation officials visited the printer to verify preparation procedures.