Speaking in Bungoma Town Thursday morning while witnessing the distribution of exams, Dr Matiang’i said schools should teach students the value of hard work and discourage them from trying to get grades through dubious means.
"We should encourage our children to work hard. [We should] not let them value grades that they have not worked for. It is [no longer] business as usual in [handling] exams in Kenya," he said.
Dr Matiang’i said that the sacrifice made by school principals and supervisors during the administration of the ongoing national exams should not be undone at the marking stage.
He said the Education ministry is committed to ensuring that exams are concluded without a hitch.
"I am warning those who will be involved in the marking not to drop the ball on the exercise. We will not let the sacrifice made to go to waste," he said.