'Exam integrity has not been compromised,' Magoha says as he dismisses leakage claims

'Exam integrity has not been compromised,' Magoha says as he dismisses leakage claims

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha speaking at St Mary's Kibabii Boys High School in Bungoma. PHOTO|CITIZEN DIGITAL

  • Speaking at St Mary's Kibabii Boys High School in Kanduyi Constituency Bungoma County on Friday, CS Magoha said that there is no cause for alarm as the exams have not been leaked. 
  • He emphasized that adequate measures have been put in place by the Ministry of Education to ensure exams do not leak. 

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has reassured Kenyans that the integrity of the results of the ongoing national examination shall not be compromised. 

This comes as worrying reports of exam malpractice across the country continued to hit headlines over the past weeks. 

Speaking at St Mary's Kibabii Boys High School in Kanduyi constituency Bungoma County on Friday, CS Magoha said that there is no cause for alarm as the exams have not been leaked. 

"Am sure people are being confused by an unfortunate incident in Busia where a team member claimed that a Biology paper had leaked," he explained.

He added: "...That member is not authorized to speak to the press and should know that those Biology paper instructions were given to schools many weeks earlier. The Biology practical paper has been opened today and I have not received any complaints of leakage."

He emphasized that adequate measures have been put in place by the Ministry of Education to ensure exams do not leak. 

"This year we have right-sized the number of examination centres because we had noticed a gap last year since we had decided to use the National Youth Service who had not trained properly," Magoha said.

"After right-sizing we decided to use properly armed and trained police officers from the Kenya Police, Kenya prison and Kenya wildlife police to ensure every centre is secured."

The CS also noted that the containers use two locks that could not be found locally. 

"We imported these locks and have keys that can't be duplicated for tight safety. Anybody who is going to think that the integrity of the exams has been breached that is his own thinking," he said. 

The CS however said that all cases of attempted breach shall be punished without any fear or favour.  

He revealed that some people have been collecting money from students lying to them that they will give them leakage which they cannot access.


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