Education CS Magoha has said that there will be no events, no fundraising, no prayers whether in public or private schools during the third term to curb examination malpractice.
He was speaking at the launch of CBC teacher training session in Machakos. He further warned candidates and teachers from engaging in activities that might amount to examination malpractice.
“There will be no events, no fundraising, no prayers whether in public or private schools,” Education CS Magoha said. “…You can pray for your child in the house and it will arrive directly to the child” he added.
This ban is a reinforcement of orders that were put in place by former Education CS Fred Matiang’i to curb cheating back in 2016.
Other orders by Matiang’i were banning candidates from proceeding to mid-term breaks and barring of the traditional practice of prayer days that were conducted weeks before the examination.
Also reinforced is early closing of primary and secondary schools to allow standard eight and form four candidates sit national examinations in November.
The KCPE exams will take place between October 29 and 31 while rehearsals for KCSE will be done on October 28 and the 2019 KCSE examination will take place between October 21 and November 27.
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