The government has warned men who prey on female students of harsh penalties over their awful actions.
Basic Education Principal Secretary BelioKipsang also warned parents who negotiate with defilers through the back door deals that they would face the full wrath of law.
Kipsang was addressing the press this morning at Nyamasaki Primary school in Nyeri town after inspecting KCPE Social Studies and Religious Education examination materials as the national exercise came to a close.
He pointed out the children should be given an opportunity to realize their full potential in readiness for future life and socio-economic development of the country.
“Let’s give our children an opportunity to realize their full potential. Those who negotiate through backdoor deals to escape the law on crimes against female pupils will be dealt with severely,” the PS said.
Kipsang was reacting to concerns raised after an increase in the number of KCPE candidates delivering immediately before and during the exam period, while others are expectant.
He disclosed that the government had deregistered and degazetted 71 teachers across the country for having canal knowledge with their female students.
Noting sexual assault on children was a security issue, Kipsang made it clear that the government would go villages where negotiations and backdoor deals are made to tame the vice.
The PS said the exam had gone on smoothly without any major challenge and attributed the success to the multi-agency approach applied by the government.
He added that the Narok county incident where exam papers allegedly disappeared in the hands of a Head teacher was addressed and the 17 candidates sat for the papers.
Kipsang reiterated the government’s commitment to a one hundred per cent transition rate to secondary schools.
“The KCPE results are expected by end of this month and selections to form one kick off immediately,” Kipsang said.
Speaking during the same occasion, Nyeri County Commissioner’s representative Henry Ochaka assured of enhanced security during the KCSE exam period adding no security issues had been witnessed in KCPE so far.
Kipsang opened two containers one in Nyeri central and the other at Othaya Deputy County Commissioner’s compound.