30 November 2012

Kenya: Officials' Role Over KCPE

County educations directors and district staffing officers will be in charge of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination to be sat next week, it has been revealed.

Speaking at Sabasaba Secondary School in Murang'a South yesterday during a headteachers' and KCPE supervisors meeting, district education boss George Wachira said: "Under the new constitution, the officers will be responsible for monitoring of supervisors and invigilators in their respective counties during the examination to ensure that the examination is conducted in accordance to the Kenya National Examinations Council rules and regulations."

"Invigilators must not explain the questions, read or allow any person to read candidates' responses while security officers are advised to avoid direct contact with candidates during the examination," he said.

The teachers were asked also to inform candidates not to carry unauthorised materials to the examination room including phones and any other electronic communication devices.

He added that teachers have the responsibility to ensure the KCPE examination in their schools is managed according to Council's laid down regulations and that no examination irregularities occur in their duty stations when the examination is in progress to ensure its smooth running.

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