Education CS warns parents against buying exam leakage for their children

Education Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohammed has warned parents against colluding with bogus cartels involved in sale of examination leakages to their children.

The CS said it had become hard for the ministry to completely end the malpractice, because parents were still buying the illegal scripts.

The ministry has done its best and parents should desist from buying the materials for their children, said CS Amina.

Dr Amina, who spoke Thursday during Chuka Igambang’ombe education prize giving day at Chuka Girls High School, said the ministry had come up with stringent measures to restore the dignity of the sector, which has been ruined by exam cheating.

She pleaded with teachers to adequately prepare Secondary and Primary candidates to boost their confidence and help reduce likelihood of them resulting to leakages.

The Ministry, she said, has resolved to extend the center manager roles of school heads to witness exam scripts opening, sealing and working together with exam officials in ensuring a fair and transparent exam process.

The CS asked school heads to work together with the national government administrators and security team in finding leads for criminals who sell drugs and alcohol to the students for arrest.

If there is any student you suspect could be involved in drug abuse, let them record statements as you further interrogate them for leads of the hideouts of those selling the drugs to them, she said.

Chuka Igambang’ombe MP, Patrick Munene asked the government to consider giving hardship allowance to all the teachers working in the newly established Igambang’ombe Sub- County.

Igambang’ombe is a completely marginalized area and the teachers working there deserve hardship allowances, said Munene.

The lawmaker also pleaded with the education ministry to deploy an education officer at the Sub-County.

Among those present at the event were the Principal Secretary for Higher Education and Research, Chuka University Vice Chancellor, Prof Erastus Njoka and Tharaka Nithi Women Rep., Beatrice Nkatha.

Source: Kenya News Agency