, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 18 – Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang, has asked head teachers of primary and secondary schools to speed up the registration of this year’s candidates for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) 2017 examinations.
Kipsang expressed concern that only about 350,000 candidates had been registered for KCPE by this Wednesday, out of slightly over 1million candidates.
He said the government expected slightly over 600,000 candidates for the 2017 KCSE examinations, yet schools had not registered over 100,000 candidates by then.
Kipsang was speaking during a meeting with officials of Kenya Secondary School Heads Association at the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology in Africa.
The PS stated that the government had paid Sh3.2billion to cater for Examination fees for all KCPE and KCSE candidates including the candidates from private schools.
He asked the heads to speed up the examination registration exercise as the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) dateline for registration was February 28, 2017.
He further disclosed that the government had ambitious plans to expand infrastructure for secondary education to ensure that no child who completes primary education gets admitted into secondary school.