Magoha puts exam cartels in South Nyanza on notice

Magoha puts exam cartels in South Nyanza on notice

By RUTH MBULAMore by this Author Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has put on notice exam cheating cartels operating in South Nyanza. Prof Magoha revealed that the cartels, which include some teachers and school heads, have been demanding money from parents with the promise that they will deliver examination papers to students. The cartel, […]

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EDITORIAL: Change badly needed to end exam cheating

By EDITORIALMore by this Author The safeguards put in place to curb cheating have seen the Form Four examinations, which started in earnest this week, run smoothly. However, several incidents have been reported of attempted cheating. More than 30 suspects have been arrested and a number charged in court over exam cheating, and the crackdown […]

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EDITORIAL: Avoid cheating for a credible education

By EDITORIALMore by this Author The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) practical examinations begin this week, marking a significant milestone in the academic calendar. National exams determine the level of acquisition of content and also serve to establish who progresses to the next level on the academic ladder. Largely, they are competitive, and this […]

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KHAVERE: To end anxiety in exams, delink basic education from careers

For the past few weeks, the national examinations body has assured and reassured us about the safety of examinations against leakage. This reassurance by Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) is meant to spur confidence in the integrity of the exams but any keen observer will realise that it does the opposite. The body language of […]

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Standoff looms as TSC puts off talks with Knut

By VITALIS KIMUTAIMore by this Author The seemingly unending spat between the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) took a new twist when the commission deferred a meeting scheduled for Friday. Ms Nancy Macharia, the commission’s CEO, on Wednesday evening informed Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion that the meeting had […]

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No phones during exams, students warned

By FAITH NYAMAI More by this Author Students found with mobile phones during this year’s national examinations will be barred from sitting the tests, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has said. Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed on Monday said any form of exam cheating will not be entertained and that those found culpable will be […]

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Exam cheating: It is time to deal with the real problem

By LETTERMore by this Author We are approaching the examinations season once again and, as usual, the issue of exam cheating and leakages is with us. First we should separate the two issues: Cheating is the use of unorthodox means to gain an advantage in tackling an exam and is solely the responsibility of the […]

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Knec lists national exam cheating hotspots

By OUMA WANZALAMore by this Author The national examiner has named six counties where it says school principals have laid out elaborate plans to help students cheat in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, which starts next month. They are Meru, Kiambu, Garissa, West Pokot, Kisii and Wajir, Kenya National Examinations Council chairman George Magoha […]

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