- Over 2 million candidates will be sitting their exams from Monday, November 28
- Some 884, 263 candidates will sit their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education from December 2 to December 23.
Kenya National Examination Council has fired a warning salvo to this year's candidates saying they will face consequences if they try cheating.
KNEC said any candidates, invigilators, supervisors or centre managers will bear personal responsibility in case of any exam fraud.
The examinations body said told candidates that the will have their results cancelled if found culpable of any multi-practices.
"Every year, a few candidates get their examinations cancelled because of cheating, it is sad for a student to miss their results after studying for several years," KNEC said in a statement.
The warning echoes that of Education CS Ezekiel Machogu who said the ministry is working closely with cyber crime experts to track individuals who will use mobile phones to engage in exam malpractices.
Machogu said the experts will help them intercept people who will participate in violating the integrity of national examinations.
“The experts have so far managed to get two suspects who have been arrested in connection to alleged exam leakage,” he said.
On Thursday, KNEC released a detailed exam timetable.
Among the regulations put in place is blocking the use of phones during exams.
Over 2.5 million candidates will sit exams starting Monday for both the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.
KNEC's Chief Executive David Njengere assured the learners that the exams will be fair and everyone will score fairly.
"KNEC is committed to making examinations fair for all candidates and has diverse and accurate method of detecting candidates who cheat," he added.
On Friday, 1,244,188 million KCPE candidates will have their rehearsals, as well as 1,287,597 students sitting for KPSEA.
Some 884, 263 candidates will sit their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education from December 2 to December 23.
The examination councils has also instructed supervisors, invigilators and candidates to adhere to time limit, ensure no examinations are open before the allocated time.
"Supervisors and invigilators should ensure that candidates are issued with personalised mark sheets bearing their correct names and assessment number."