The 2018 exams are watertight, CS Amina assures Kenyans.

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed chats with Bidco Africa Chairman Vimal Shah during the official during the launch of The Kijani Movement initiative at Mang'u High School that has been sponsored by Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has moved to allay fears of any exam leakage and cautioned students against falling prey to conmen purporting to sell “leaked” 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.

Speaking at Mang’u High School on Saturday during the launch of The Kijani Movement initiative sponsored by Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Amina asserted that no one had access to the exam papers, telling students to report anyone purporting to sell leaked papers to the police.

“I don’t want anyone to cheat you that they know what is contained in this year’s exam. Work hard. Anybody who comes to you in the name of they have exam leakage, please call the police. Don’t allow them to ruin your future,” said Mohammed.

The CS added that as a ministry, they had laid down watertight modalities to ensure the exams were a reflection of the students’ hard work, lamenting that in the past, students capable of performing well in exams had gotten their results cancelled after they wrote wrong answers as a result of confusion brought about by leaked papers.

“I can tell you tell you today and without any fear of contradiction that nobody in this country knows what [will] be in the exam papers,” she stated.

Amina promised that this year's KCSE exam results will be announced from the school which will register the best performance.

She lauded KEPSA for the tree planting initiative in schools and blamed the wanton destruction of tree cover to prolonged and drought in the country.

Some 1.7 million candidates have been registered by KNEC to sit this year’s examinations. Of these, 1,060,787 candidates registered for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) while 663,811 will sit KCSE exams.

KEPSA Deputy CEO Rachael Muthoga said the Kijani movement aimed at diversifying the meals eaten by students in schools in a bid to improve their nutritional and dietary needs thus the reason they were encouraging the planting of fruit trees.

Bidco Africa Chairman Vimal Shah said members of KEPSA will guarantee a ready market for the excess fruits produced from the trees donated to schools.

“In case schools are unable to consume all the fruits, the private sector will guarantee a market for them,” said Vimal.

At least 400 fruit trees were planted in the school, among them mango, avocado and orange trees.
Bidco Africa, Coca Cola Company, Madison Insurance under the umbrella of KEPSA have so far donated 43,100 fruit tree seedlings to be planted schools across the country.


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