Reliable sources at Knec have revealed that cases of imposters attempting to infiltrate the examination administration have been countered in this years’ examinations. This is due to new features in the test papers.
All question and answer sheets have names of students permanently printed. The school code numbers, candidates’ indexes and name of school are also permanently printed on the examination papers to keep off imposters.
This will mark a big difference from previous years where candidates wrote all their details.
Source further reveals that for KCSE, all examination questions have been allocated adequate answer spaces. This will mark the end the era of separate answer sheets per question paper, an avenue previously exploited to propagate cheating.
Multiple choice answer sheets for KCPE contain personalised details, to ensure the right candidates write the examinations.
This year’s national examinations calendar shows that the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) tests will begin on October 30.
Rehearsals for the three-day examinations will be held on October 29 and the papers will end on November 1
The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) timetable also shows that Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations will be done between November 2 and 28. Maths and chemistry will be done on the first day of the KCSE written papers.
Data from Knec shows that a total of 1.6 million candidates will write this year’s Form Four and Standard Eight exams.