Education CS Amina warns parents and centre managers

The Ministry of Education led by CS Amina held a meeting with stakeholders drawn from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), Kenya National Parents Association and Kenya Private Schools Association to discuss measures put in place to ensure credible national examinations.

Speaking during a media briefing, Amina warned that parents will be personally held accountable if their children are found with mobile phones in school.

“Parents whose children will be found with mobile phones in school will be held personally responsible for the actions. Their children will immediately be suspended from school, and such candidates will not be allowed to sit the examinations.” Said CS Amina

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The CS was speaking at the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology after holding an education stakeholders’ meeting.

She further warned managers for private schools to ensure only registered teachers will aid in preparation for science subjects

“Private school managers will ensure that all teachers who will participate in the examinations as science teachers (to aid in practical subjects) are fully registered with the Teachers Service Commission.” Said CS

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The CS met education stakeholders to discuss measures put in place to ensure credible examination is delivered. She further warned parents who are frequently visiting candidates at this time.

“All parents must desist from visiting boarding schools during this term,” said CS Amina

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam is set to begin on October 30 while the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam is set to start on November 2 and end on November 28.

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Ms Mohamed said the Ministry of Education has finalised all plans to deliver the examination to this year’s 1,060,759 KCPE candidates and 664,586 KCSE candidates.

“Over the next two weeks, the ministry will work round the clock to ensure that all examination materials are delivered to the 459 containers across the country in readiness for the start of the examinations,” she said.