Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has banned non-academic activities in third term as schools look to open in the next one and half weeks. This move he says is to curb exam cheating that has been rampant over the past few years.

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Magoha also went on to ban mid-term break for candidates and the traditional prayer day that usually happens before they sit for exams.

“I want to be crystal clear that nobody in both private and public institutions will be allowed to interfere with the candidates as they prepare for their examination… So there will be no events in schools, no fundraising, no prayers or any other activities, you can pray for your child in the house and it will arrive directly to the child ” he emphasized.

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The new rules will also see the other students close by October 28th with the KCPE running from November 1st to 3rd while KCSE taking place from 7th to 30th November.