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KNEC Warns Science Teachers, Centre managers from leaking KCSE practicals

The Kenya National Examination Council has sent a strong warning to KCSE Centre managers from sharing confidential information relating to practicals of science subjects.

Knec on Monday warned the centre managers from sharing confidential information relating to the practicals to unauthorised persons.

“We strongly caution KCSE Centre Managers against sharing confidential instructions for preparation of science practical exam papers with unauthorized persons. Please adhere to KNEC rules and regulations,” the national examiners said on its social media pages.

Knec said centre managers who fail to comply and end up sharing confidential information about the science practicals will attract sanctions spelt out in the KNEC Act.

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On Thursday last week, as KCSE candidates were doing their rehearsals, KNEC held a briefing with 634 assessors for the 2023 KCSE oral and practical papers.

The briefing was held at the KNEC head office at New Mitihani House, Nairobi.

“634 assessors were briefed and are now ready to lead the oral and practical examination that will be done from October 23 to 27,” the national examiner said.

This comes as candidates began their KCSE practicals on Monday. 903,260 candidates registered for this year’s KCSE.

The candidates shall sit their practical papers the entire week till Friday, October 27.

The practical exams include orals for French, German,  Arabic, Kenya Sign Language and music.

Home Science students will do their practicals between October 30 and 31.

From November 1, candidates will sit for several exams in the morning, including French (Listening Comprehension, dictation, and Creative Writing), Braille, German,  Arabic, Arabic, Large print, Kenyan Sign Language (Receptive Skills), and Music.

KCSE exams which started on Monday will end on November 24 with Physics practicals.

Following the announcement of the 2022 KCSE exams earlier this year, allegations of exam malpractice were rife.

The National Assembly Education Committee then moved to probe the allegations on January 27 this year

The committee found that exam malpractices in the 2022 KSCE included collusion to share answers, use of mobile phones in exam rooms, impersonation, smuggling of unauthorised written material, leakage, and plagiarism among other techniques.

Currently, Knec is working to ensure there will be no cases of malpractice in the 2023 national exams.

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