President Uhuru speaks on 2020 KCSE and KCPE exams
President Uhuru Kenyatta has allayed fears of KCPE and KCSE candidates missing this year’s exams on account of the new coronavirus.
The President was speaking from State House, Nairobi during a live address on national Swahili radio stations: Radio Citizen, Radio Jambo, Radio Maisha, Milele FM and KBC’s Radio Taifa.
He explained that the government was working towards putting measures in place that would ensure that students sit for the exams this year.
“As it stands, our position is that the candidates will sit their exams. We are just looking at the adjustments we need to make on when it will happen, and what we need to do for them to catch up on the time they have lost,” the president explained.
Education CS George Magoha speaking during a routine address mid-April asked parents to let their children enjoy their holiday, saying plans were in place to have student sit for their exams as planned.
At the same time, he said the government would not bow to pressure in re-opening the schools because the safety of students is paramount.
“We are not going to risk the lives of our children because dead people do not take exams…” he said.
He also dismissed reports that the ministry was planning to postpone 2020’s KCSE and KCPE exams asking Kenyans to disregard the reports.
“Parents should relax because we haven’t reached a situation where we are saying we are going to postpone this or that,” he added.
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