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Strictness to be observed during marking of exams, says Education minister Matiang’i

Thursday November 24 2016

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i (2nd

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i (2nd right) witnesses the opening of KCSE exams on November 24, 2016 in Bungoma Town. He urged schools to teach students the value of hard work. PHOTO | RAPHAEL WANJALA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By RAPHAEL WANJALA
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Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has said that marking of national exams will face the same strictness as witnessed in the supervision of exams.

Speaking in Bungoma Town Thursday morning while witnessing the distribution of exams, Dr Matiang’i said schools should teach students the value of hard work and discourage them from trying to get grades through dubious means.

"We should encourage our children to work hard. [We should] not let them value grades that they have not worked for. It is [no longer] business as usual in [handling] exams in Kenya," he said.

Dr Matiang’i said that the sacrifice made by school principals and supervis