Knut asks Knec to cushion loopholes for exam cheating
11 November 2013, 20:38
Vihiga - The Vihiga Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) branch has asked the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) to cushion all loopholes to exam cheating to avoid victimising students.
Vihiga executive secretary Dick Kisivuli said that it was unfortunate that the Ministry of Education often victimises students for allegedly having cheated in the exams when they do not cushion all loopholes to make sure that there is no cheating.
“We want our students to be guided accordingly on the way they conduct their examinations so that when the results are later on announced all of children will be celebrating for having got their results,”Kisivuli said.
He spoke at Mululu Primary School in Vihiga County yesterday when the students were in their final preparations for the exams that are due today.
He asked the examination council to make sure that they are able to supervise exams thoroughly and also handle them professionally so that there is no cheating.
“This is a problem that has been there over the many years with many of the affected children suffering silently, while others being victimised for the mistakes that they do not know. It should come to an end immediately,” he said.
He said that the exams that are starting today in the primary schools across the country should be treated with utmost care so that at the end of the exercise no one will have been victimised.
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