Friday, November 08, 2019
KNA By Cheruiyot Korir
The Principal Secretary for ICT Mr. Jerome Ochieng has said the government is determined to root out cheating in national examination to maintain credibility of examination process in the country.
Mr Ochieng said a multi agency team comprising of Principal Secretaries, Cabinet Secretaries and other government officials was on the ground to ensure that the examinations are conducted in a credible manner.
The PS who was addressing students at the Joel Omino Secondary School where he had visited to monitor Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Examination, asked the students not to be lured into any form of cheating but work hard to ensure they pass the examinations
“We want our students to get results that they deserve so that they can compete effectively with others across the world,” he said.
This, he said was critical to ensure that the examination process in schools are undertaken in a clean process to enable the country develops critical skills to grow the economy.
“In the past we had students scoring grades they had not worked for. Some ended up pursuing programs at university which they were unable to complete since they were not qualified,” he said.
The Principal Secretary had earlier attended the opening of the container that had the KCSE Examination papers before proceeding to the Joel Omino and Lions Secondary Schools in the Kisumu City to monitor progress