By Patrick Chiriba

Cabinet Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu has vowed to reduce examination irregularities in this year’s national exams.

Speaking at Kisumu Girls, CS Machogu stated that the government is fully committed to ensuring credible and reliable exams.

The CS added that he is cooperating with ICT CS Eliud Owalo and Interior CS Kithure Kindiki to ensure an open and successful examination process.

“We will leave nothing to chance as far as the administration is concerned. The multi-agency team is ready, keen and vigilant to deliver uncompromised and successful examination process for year 2022,” he said.

The CS was flanked by Principal Secretary for Early Learning and Basic Education, Julius Jwan, and Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) CEO David Njengere.

CS Machogu had assured Kenyans of dealing decisively with examination cheating after his CS appointment.

He echoed the sentiments during a Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) forum in Nanyuki on 5th November.

The national exams are scheduled to run between 28th November and 23rd December. KCPE will be administered between 28th November and 1st December, while KCSE will be issued from 1st December to 23rd December.

Primary schools will also conduct the national assessment throughout that time for the first cohort of CBC.

Machogu will be the first Education CS to supervise three national examinations.