The ministry of education through CS Fred Matiang’i is introducing new ways to curb cheating in the coming exam. About 1.6 million students, both primary and secondary, are set to sit for their national exams in the next month or so. Are you, as a student ready for the new system about to be unveiled?

The candidates who have registered for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) will find their names and a coloured passport photo already printed on the answer sheets. Their index numbers, school names, and codes will also have been printed in their answer sheets. This means that they will not write them as is usually the case. No one will be able to write exams for others since all details of the one sitting on for the paper will have already been printed. This means that for KCPE students, the multiple choice answer sheets will contain personalized details.

For the KCSE candidates, they will not be given separate answer booklets as it has always been. Adequate space has been provided in the question papers for candidates to write their answers.

KCSE rehearsals will be held on November 3 before the exams kick off on November 6. Mathematics and Chemistry papers will be done on the first day of the examinations. Schools will be closing on October 29 and only candidates will be in school during the exam period.

So far there have been no reports of fake papers circulating in the market. This is according to the CS Fred Matiang’i who also thanks the parents, guardians, and teachers in believing in the quest to stamp out cheating.

KNEC is also not going to print any extra question papers just like last year. This is in an effort to prevent cheating.

That’s what’s up guys. If you were planning on being cheeky, it’s not going to work. It pays to work for your own grades.