The National Education Department after conducting a review on the systems and process of examinations since 2015, has taken further steps to stop cheating in the National examinations.
They have applied the rule of zero tolerance on cheating.
Secretary, Dr. Uke Kombra has announced security control on national examinations, featuring a ‘security tape’ on the examination papers.
“Examination papers will have a security tape on the set of papers. On the examination day, the external invigilator in front of students will be able to remove the security label. Once removed, it cannot be put back,” he said.
Security control will allow fair examination and to stop cheating that has occurred in the previous years.
“We stand to administer fair examinations for all students,” he said.
Meanwhile National Examinations begin on Monday October 10 for Grade 10s.
“There are 210,466 students who will be sitting for their examinations in grades 8, 10 and 12,”
“There are 67,500 Grade 10; 27,966 Grade 12 in 164 schools; and 115,000 Grade 8 in 3007 schools,”
Dr. Kombra said examination preparations are under control and has extended his best wishes to all students.