The Ministry of Education (MoE) Sends Stern Warning And Reveals Heavy Penalties Against Anyone Involved In Leaking National Examinations.
The Ministry of Education has fired a stern warning to all teachers and stakeholders against leaking the national examinations scheduled to start on March 2022.
However, PS Jwan has maintained that the Ministry of Education has put in place strategic safety measures to ensure that the national examinations are conducted in an authentified manner without any epitome of leakage being reported anywhere in the country.
Dr Julius Jwan further raised an alarm and has hinted that MoE has sent sterm warning to all teachers over opening examinations papers early aiming to leak the examinations. He warned that whoever found conducting such an abnoxious act will face the full force of the law.
Early last month the Kenya National Examinations Council said they have laid plan for developing, administering and guarding credibility of exams for the next 5 years.
According to KNEC, and the plan shall guide assessments as well as national Examinations as per the examinations agency.
This came after looming threats, potential loopholes, and weaknesses that can affect KNEC operations were identified.
The major concerns threatening KNEC operations that are listed in the plan include, mass walkouts of teachers ( KNEC Examiners), continued cheating in examination, political interference, inadequate staff, and cyber insecurity.
Potential weak links identified in KNEC operations are, public perception which is negative, rapid technological changes, natural calamities, exam related litigation cases, and competition from other assessment bodies.
Looming threats to exam administration highlighted in the plan are, corruption, forging of certificates, unethical practices and nonresponsive curricula in some courses.
Other weaknesses identified internally are, shortage of human resource, improper succession plan, shortage of finance, poor organizational structure, centralization of KNEC operations and low research being done to improve KNEC operations.
Externally, poor mechanisms on feedback, over reliance on government for funding and failure to enforce KNEC regulations and rules to the latter are some of the weak points identified.
Areas of focus as revealed in the strategic plan that will enable KNEC achieve it’s mandate include, strong security, strong digital infrastructure, quality assessments and certification, conducting research, integrity, committed and strong human resource, good leadership and governance and innovativeness.
It is also expected that KNEC will revise its legal framework, procedures, policies, strategies, regulations and rules so as to align them with the requirements stipulated in the framework of the Basic Education Curriculum.