Kenya bans exam officials from using phones in centres

By Orowo Victoria Ojieh

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has banned officials from going to examination halls with their phones.

Speaking in Nyeri where he administered the release of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination for Nyeri Central, Prof Magoha told the security officers to arrest exam officers who went to the halls with their cellphones.

He made this statement after a number of centre managers were caught with photos of the exam questions minutes after it started.

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“Nobody must enter the examination room with a cellphone. That includes the centre managers, who must leave their phones in the offices,” he said.

“We were able to pick certain centre managers taking images of the question paper about 39 minutes after the examination had started. This is not acceptable and we are not going to take it lightly”.

Magoha further stated that all candidates in the country had started their exams even in the highly volatile areas saying that they are safe until the last day.

He also dismissed claims that bandits had attacked the pupils saying that the gunshots were more than three kilometres away, and that the children would be safe.

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