KCSE, KCPE Papers to be Picked Twice a Day
The kenya national examinations council, KNEC, has devised fresh security measures to curb cheating during this year’s national examination.
It has been established that examination officials will no longer pick all the day’s examination papers in the morning.
Instead, centre managers will only pick the morning papers.
After candidates complete the morning paper, the examination officials will return them to the container as they pick the afternoon papers.
Insiders at the Ministry of Education revealed that the move is aimed at preventing early exposure to afternoon papers.
“They will no longer have so much time with question papers meant for the afternoon because they will be kept in the container and only picked minutes to the exam,” said a ministry official.
Also to be reviewed is the current practice that requires examination officials to pick question papers from containers within their sub-counties.
Officials of examination centres will be required to pick question papers from the nearest container.
This is because it emerged that some schools, situated near some containers, have not been able to pick examinations from those storage facilities just because they do not fall within the sub-county.
The Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) will procure additional containers to bring examinations storage facilities to schools.
This, insiders said, will cut down on the time taken to pick and drop the examination papers under the new arrangement.
These are some of the new measures being rolled out three months to the national examinations.
Data released by Knec at the close of examinations registration shows that some 1.4 million candidates will sit Kenya Certificate of primary Education (KCPE). Another 1.2 million Grade Six learners will write the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA).