By Brighton Makori
Education Cabinet secretary Prof George Magoha has said that there is enough security officers who have been deployed to man examinations.
The cs noted that two policemen had been deployed in each examination centres with less than two hundred students, adding schools with 300 to 500 candidates required four to five security officers respectively.
Addressing the press on Friday at Kisii he advised that any invigilator or supervisor who does not come on time to the examination centre should be replaced adding that One police man should man the examination while others patrol to nab intruders within and from outside who could interfere with the examination .
At the same time Professor Magoha assured members of the public that the Kenya certificate of Primary Examination, ( KCPE) completed on Wednesday was never leaked to candidates as it has been reported by media .
Insteady he noted that education experts developed six tests and agreed on suitable one and therefore it was not easy for the exam to leak.
“ We have a large pool of homogenous test paper. The KCPE was of the highest integrity. Even the experts do know it” He said
The CS said there are some areas they are watching for any malpractice and urged centre examination managers to ensure that they have adequate examination papers in the packet, warning no examination papers should be taken out of the examination room to be photocopied
He urged centre Managers to inform him or Matiang’i to address, stressing the government has adequate funds to spend to ensure the children have a credible examination.
In his part County comiisoner Allan Macharia urged the security officers not to lose track of the examination and appealed to the centre Managers to do their work well to change the negative narrative in the way the examination was conducted in the area
He said the county has been mentioned during examinations, stressing they should conduct the examination well to change the narrate.