KCPE exams kick off


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Pupils sitting an examination. Photo/Profile

In Summary

  • Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has since assured Kenyans of the credibility of the examinations noting measures have been put in place to ensure the exams run smoothly.
  • 70,000 police officers and over 300 IT experts  have been deployed to secure the exam.
  • Candidates sitting the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) began their practicals on October 22, and set to write the theory tests from November 5.

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations (KCPE) have kicked off with more than 1 million candidates scheduled to sit for the exams.

Candidates will sit for their mathematics paper this morning and later English language and composition papers.

CS Amina kicked off the day at the Kiambu County Commissioner’s Office where she supervised the opening of the exam container at 6am before conducting impromptu monitoring at selected centers.

Education PS Belio Kipsang is in Kakamega County where he opened the exam storage facility in Kakamega Town at 6am before carrying out random visits of selected centres.

Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) chairman George Magoha is in Mombasa where he opened the Mombasa city container opposite State House as he embarks on random visits of selected schools.

Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Nancy Macharia is in Naivasha while the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development boss Julius Jwan is in Nakuru where they will also be conducting spot checks as they proceed to other areas.

As the candidates went through rehearsals on Monday, several concerns were on the checklist.

Officials confirmed the school’s registration with centre codes and registered candidates against their photos in an exercise designed to weed out imposters.

The sitting arrangements will be confirmed, with officials checking that candidates are placed at least 1.22 meters apart.

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has since assured Kenyans of the credibility of the examinations noting measures have been put in place to ensure the exams run smoothly.

70,000 police officers and over 300 IT experts  have been deployed to secure the exam.

Candidates sitting the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) began their practicals on October 22, and set to write the theory tests from November 5.

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