, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 – Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has said that all is set for the Kenya Primary Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations scheduled for Tuesday and assured of tight security.
Speaking after assessing rehearsals at the Githurai Primary School Monday, Matiangi stated that everything has been put in place to ensure the exams proceed smoothly.
“We will give you all the support needed to do your exams; we have done all the necessary plans and we are ready. I want to wish you well and assure you that we will manage the examinations with the same focus and the same seriousness as we did in last year,” said Matiangi.
He called on everyone including political leaders not to disrupt the program to ensure candidates have peace of mind while sitting for their papers.
He also said that those who will join Form One next year will be the first lot to enjoy the Free Secondary Education that has been put in place by the government.
Matiangi was accompanied by the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, Permanent Secretary for Education Belio Kipsang, Chief Executive Officer of Teachers Service Commission Nancy Macharia and Professor George Magoha, the Board Chairman of Kenya National Examinations Council.
Magoha stressed the need for the students to avoid cheating and stated that there has been no leakage whatsoever for the examinations.
“The examination is simple, and it has not been seen by anybody; you will all see it at the same time and for the first time… do not tense there is nothing hard,” said Magoha.
More than a million candidates will sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams starting with Mathematics, English Language and Composition.
Kiswahili lugha and insha will be done on the second day.
KCPE examinations will be written across 28,566 examination centres.
All teachers will also be expected to remain out of the examination area with only teachers involved in practical subjects being present to prepare.
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams will, on the other hand, be held in 9,350 centres starting with Home Science students who write their examinations on Monday.
The KCPE examinations will start on October 31 and conclude on November 2 as per the timetable.