As national examinations have been going on in the country, there have been various allegations including allegations of fraud.
KCPE was hit by a saga alleging that the questions in the English exam were removed from a single test published in February, just one month before the exam began.
KCSE did not survive with some parents and guardians reportedly paying people to do their children's exams in the presence of a teacher who posted a test paper on the social network WhatsApp.
It is very disappointing to see the education sector in the country sinking despite the reforms initiated by Dr Fred Matiang’i. When he was the minister of education. At that time, parents would do anything even if it was against the law, as long as they made sure their children passed the exams and joined prestigious institutions.
Not surprisingly, after the reforms, the results in many high schools were abruptly stigmatized and ridiculed, with schools that were not even heard of.
To some extent, it is understandable that parents and guardians work hard to provide for their children in high school places that guarantee them a place in college and a career.
However, due to cheating in exams, many smart students especially from the grassroots are locked out and lack the opportunity to join colleges while their positions are taken by the unqualified.
The result is unskilled labor in key professions such as medicine, engineering, teaching, civil servants, politicians and policy makers, while the country's research and innovation sector is severely affected.
Exam cheating in exams does not only affect the education sector but society as a whole.
In addition, some officials are taking over senior positions using forged certificates! We need an examination system that highlights the talents, skills and motivations of each individual candidate in order to improve the education sector in the country and eliminate unnecessary competition.
Content created and supplied by: L-News254 (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More