Embu bans night prayers, disco ahead of KCPE, KCSE exams


Embu bans night prayers, disco ahead of KCPE, KCSE exams
FILE PHOTO | Students take an exam at the Mathare North Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 31, 2017.

In Summary

  • The ban comes after the Education Ministry directed that all annual leave applications from exam officers be cancelled until the end of the said period.
  • Class 8 candidates are set to sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations from October 30 to November 1.
  •  Rehearsals for those in Form 4 are expected to start on November 2 with the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations set to kick off on November 5.
The provincial administration in Embu North has announced a ban on night prayers and night discos in a bid to give KCSE and KCPE candidates time to study and prepare for the exams.
According to the Manyatta Assistant County Commissioner Benjamin Berich, the ban will eliminate noise in the area said to be a distraction to students trying to study for the exams.
The administrator noted that security measures are also in place to avert any irregularities that include exam cheating.
The ban comes just two weeks after the Education Ministry directed that all annual leave applications from exam officers be cancelled until the end of the said period.

Class 8 candidates are set to sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations from October 30 to November 1.

Rehearsals for those in Form 4 are expected to start on November 2 with the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations set to kick off on November 5.

The national examinations council recently announced that preparations for both exams are complete and warned against cheating.

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