Education ministry has directed all regional directors to suspend annual leave for officers who will participate in this year’s national examination exercise.
Through the circular sent to the regional directors, the ministry has defended the decision as a way of seeing to it that officers remain vigilant throughout exam period.
“The administration of the examinations will be stringent more than ever before as stated by the Cabinet Secretary,” said circular
The move comes at the time when KNEC and ministry of education have warned of stern actions against centres the will be caught in exam malpractice.
KNEC chairman Prof. George Magoha on Monday disclosed that 30 schools are conspiring to cheat in National exam. He further hinted that the schools are in Garissa, four in Kisii and five in Meru.
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Class 8 candidates are set to sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations from October 30 to November while Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations set to kick off on November 5.
The council has reiterated that it is committed to deliver credible exam and that teachers, parents and students should ignore fake papers circulating online.
“We are determined to deliver credible examinations the way we have done in the last two years,” said Dr Kipsang.