KNEC Issues New, Tough Policies On Examination Irregularities.
The Kenya National Examinations (KNEC) issues new and tough policies meant to curb examination irregularities in the two national examinations.
The Council has been having several policies that they have implemented in the several national tests that it has ever administered since its set up.
Most of the policies have been governing both the consequences of examination irregularities and also the directives at each examination level like in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.
KNEC has reported that the earlier trend in the way exams have been administered and supervised has never been of total integrity.
According to the council, there are still some traces of malpractices that are usually done at the backside of the camera, and therefore there is a need to amend and improve the policies that are in place to incline with the emerging issues as far as examination administering is concerned.
KNEC chairperson, Dr John O. Onsati, while addressing the KNEC stakeholders and other invited officials from TSC and the Ministry of Education said that there should be new ways to supervise national exams.
He suggested that the use of cameras in all the examination rooms in all examination centres across the country will be of great help.
He urged the Ministry of Education to assist in soliciting some emergency funds to facilitate the purchase of well-advanced cameras that could be suitable for the exercise. He proposed that the funds be added to cash usually allocated for buying chemicals and reagents for science practicals.
He further explained that it is good to install CCTVs in the examination centres which might be expensive for now.
Though the policy might be new and a surprise to the school administrators, the move will be a very much step ahead to curb cases of examination malpractices once and for all.