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Govt warns of tough action over exam malpractices as KCSE kicks off Countrywide

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BY CORRESPONDENTS,4TH NOV 2019-The government has issued a strong warning to parents,teachers and examinations supervisors across the country to desist from any malpractices as Kenya  Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE exams kicks off across the country.

Top government officials, among them Cabinet Secretaries, Chief Administrative Secretaries and Principal Secretaries were deployed to schools nationwide to monitor the start of the crucial exams.

Speaking in Nyanza where he had gone to monitor the star of the examination ,Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha was in Nyanza, warned of tough action on such cases.

His sentiments follow a revelation of planned examination malpractice in Migori, Homabay and Kisii where parents were reported to be paying up to Sh120,000 to facilitate cheating.

“And they are not very intelligent, because most of the time, they do not get the answers correct to justify the money they have charged,” he said.

Magoha issued a stern warning to those colluding with teachers, parents or students, saying examination results will be cancelled on any malpractice.

The CS warning was followed by  TCS through  the Chief Executive Officer of the Teachers Service Commission Nancy Macharia disclosing that 56 teachers are facing disciplinary action for malpractices in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations that ended on Friday last week. 

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