The ministry of Education through, the Kenya National Examination Council, KNEC has changed the opening hour for the containers from 6.00am to 6.30a.
The latest move seeks to forestall chances of early exposure to test papers.
Education CS George Magoha has exuded confidence that all cheating loopholes have been sealed. He further cautioned some Knec officials accused of colluding with school principals to cheat in the exam.
Magoha revealed that unscrupulous officials are asking for students’ personal data from principals to boost their grades after marking.
He also stated that ministry has details of individuals involved and that stern action will be taken against them.
“I’m instructing principals who are still eager to give index numbers of their students in the hope of getting fake exam results to stop wasting time.
“If you have a lot of money to waste, take it to the church. We have personal details of the officials involved and we are going to take firm action,” Prof Magoha said.
According to data from the Kenya National Examination Council says 831,015 candidates registered for the 2021 KCSE examination in 10,413 centres, compared to 752,981 candidates who registered in 10,437 the previous year.
Since 2016 Examination council has involved multi-agency approach in monitoring national examinations. this has greatly increased credibility.
Other guidelines set by the examination council to curb cheating include barring candidates from leaving the examination room before the end of the paper, except with special permission from invigilators.
In addition, outsiders will not be allowed into the centre during the tests and communication in the examination room is also prohibited.