Competence of Security Officers in the Management of National Examinations in Secondary Schools in Eastern Province, Kenya


Examinations provide discriminatory criteria for individuals and evaluate whether educational goals are being achieved. To guarantee equity, fair evaluation must be devoid of all malpractices. The study was motivated by the continued incidences of examination irregularities despite the policies put in place by KNEC. A sample size of 120 security officers was used for the study. The study was conducted using descriptive survey research design. Validity of the research instrument was ascertained by experts in research from Chuka University, while the reliability of instruments was determined using Cronbach’s coefficient alpha method. The study established that majority of the security officers were not oriented on examinations management. The researcher recommends that security officers should be training on examinations management and their role expectations.

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George M. Muthaa, G. , Muriungi, P. and Njue, E. (2014) Competence of Security Officers in the Management of National Examinations in Secondary Schools in Eastern Province, Kenya. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 73-78. doi: 10.4236/jss.2014.212010.

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