Migori county security officials have enhanced vigilance in the national examinations
that kicked on Monday with assurance that those involved in any malpractice
will be held culpable.

 Over 100,000 students are sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education
(KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) after the
examination containers were opened at Suna East Deputy County Commissioner’s
office at dawn.

 Suna East Deputy County Commissioner Milkah Kariuki who presided over the fete noted
that adequate measures were in place to prevent cases of exams irregularities
in the region.

 She indicated that invigilators would not be allowed with cell phones at the
examination centers to prevent any case of exam leakage.

 “We have talked to the center managers to ensure that invigilators don’t have their
phones in schools cause such can also be used to do some malpractice,” Ms.
Kariuki said.

 Ms Kariuki indicated that all the 85 centersin the Sub-County had the teams properly
briefed on examination modalities and that security is well taken care of.

 Migori County has 815 examination centers with exam materials being opened per Sub-County.

 “Anyone who found abetting exam irregularity will be held solely responsible as we are
keen on running a fair and transparent exercise

 In 2022, the county had 37, 596 candidates sitting for KPSEA and 36, 984
candidates sitting for their KCPE.

Last week, Migori County Commissioner Mr David Gitonga noted that “all the necessary
preparations had been done ahead of the national examinations that will pit the
Junior Secondary, grade eight as well as form four candidates”.

Mr Gitonga who was flanked by Migori County Director of Education Mr Jacob
Onyiego, KUPPET branch Secretary Mr Orwa Jasolo and a host of other education
stakeholders noted that the county was set to ensure that credibility of
the  national examinations  were well enhanced.

“So far we have at least 23,000 students who will be sitting for the Kenya Certificate
of Secondary Education and another 80,000 who will undertake both the Junior
Secondary exams and the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). All I
want to assure parents is the safety of the learners during the examination
cycle,” Mr Gitonga noted.

He called on business people operating entertaining joints to “offer a conducive
environment for the candidates” while banning any loud music during the
examination period.

“Our concern is mainly on those operating entertainment joints and we are calling
upon them to allow the candidates sit their examinations in an enabling
environment without any form of deterrence. Those who will flout this directive
will have their licenses revoked and stern actions taken against them,” he
said.

 

By IAN BYRON

Managing Editor, Writer and Political Affairs Enthusiast

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