KNUT calls for disbandment of KNEC over exam cheating
24 October 2015, 08:42
Nairobi - Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has called for the disbandment of the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) over increased cases of cheating in ongoing KCSE examination.
KNUT national treasurer, John Matiangi said KNEC has totally failed in its mandate to manage the ongoing examination despite the education cabinet secretary denial that no cheating that has been reported.
Speaking at a trade union congress official forum in Mombasa, Matiangi cautioned that the criteria the ministry will use to admit students to the universities following the media exposé on ongoing cheating in Kenya.
“The CS's utterance is not in order; we have been receiving examination papers on our Whatsapp and Facebook accounts like the Mathematics paper 1, Kiswahili and Geography,” said Matiangi.
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He called upon the president to intervene in the matter as it will compromise the standards of education in the country.
He further expressed concern over how the exams will be marked, saying the students are already sitting for papers they have already revised.
“What are we going to mark? It’s clear now that we are going to mark marking schemes because it seems the students had all the examination questions,” said Matiangi.
Matiangi revealed that KNUT will move to court to seek the disbandment of KNEC which he said had failed the country.
The KNUT official also called upon the national government to maintain media freedom and stop the gagging that was being pushed by a section of the legislators.
“The media should be left to operate freely because they help in exposing the rot in our society and community which would go unnoticed. We would like to thank the media for their efforts to expose the recent examination cheating,” said Matiangi.
Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has called for the disbandment
of the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) over increased cases of
cheating in ongoing KCSE examination.
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