KNEC Issues New Exam Room Item Ban Guidelines
The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) issued a set of rules on Wednesday in an effort to reduce cheating during this year’s national examinations. The agency published a statement identifying forbidden materials in examination rooms as it prepared to monitor the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) tests, which are set to commence on October 30 and October 23, respectively.
Wristwatches and programmable calculators are among the goods that candidates are not permitted to bring into assessment rooms, according to KNEC. Bags, briefcases, backpacks, and kiondos are also forbidden.
Mobile phones, smartwatches, headphones, tablets, body cameras, camera pens, and Bluetooth-capable gadgets are also prohibited in the exam rooms.
KNEC has strict standards that prohibit exam applicants from wearing clothing, footwear, or items with handwritten notes. The Council also stated that it is committed to preventing candidates from having any inscriptions on their bodies, with the exception of declared tattoos, which are exempt from the list of prohibited materials.
The Council sent a stern warning to applicants, advising them to maintain their integrity and desist from disclosing exam-related information on social media. KNEC expects candidates to be truthful and maintain their integrity throughout the assessment process. To ensure timeliness and decrease anxiety, candidates are urged to come on time for their exams.
In addition, the Council It is suggested that applicants use their cell phones at home but not during exams. Finally, KNEC expressed confidence in meticulously planning and securing the examinations.