As 1,060,759 KCPE and 664,586 KCSE candidates prepare for exams, Education CS Amina has issued stern warning to anyone planning to cheat.
She said the ministry has identified cartels who are selling counterfeit examination papers and promised to work closely with the Office of DPP, Attorney General, and Interior Ministry to deal with the criminals.
“So far, we have placed 30 examination centres under high dependency surveillance and 192 under amplified surveillance based on reported examination malpractice trends from 2015 to 2017,” she said.
“All examination containers will not be opened until the stipulated time, which is 5.30am,"CS Amina has stated.
She also added that those found guilty of opening examination papers before time will be disciplined accordingly.
Education PS Belio Kipsang told a stakeholders’ forum in Nairobi on Monday that the Ministry will withdraw certificates of all dishonest candidates.
"As a government we will recall all the assets in their possession to make them realise how important these certificates are," he said.
He also added that no one will be allowed to carry phones in the exam rooms including himself when he visits exam centres.