, NAIROBI,Kenya,Sep 27-The national examinations which are approximately one month away are ready and will be dispatched in a timely manner.
Speaking after inspecting exam containers in Lang’ata on Thursday, Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)Chairman George Magoha said that all is set and that there will be no delays despite weather conditions.
“I want to assure candidates even those in areas which are faced with transport challenges when it rains that they will receive their exams on time,all mechanisms have been put in place and to deal with any situation that may arise,”said Magoha.
The examinations materials for the last three years are stored in containers at the sub county level from where they are distributed to center managers who then issue them to supervisors and invigilators.
On the issue of examination malpractices, Magoha assured that integrity of both the KCSE ad KCPE papers is intact.
Magoha said they were alarmed by the number of fake papers circulating on social media urging students to focus on revision in the remaining few weeks and avoid being misled in order to excel.
“I want to affirm that there has been no early exposure of the papers and it will not happen .Revise the fake papers circulating on social media at your own peril,”he said.
He stated that all the 459 containers that will be housing the examinations materials have been assessed and they are ready for the safe custody of exam materials.
Also accompanying him Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang who assured that by Monday money meant for materials will be in school accounts to cater for tests and chemicals for the examination.
He insisted that there will be no prayer day as well as half term so as to give students enough time to revise.
“As you know this term we have banned all social activities in third term including mid term and prayer day so as to cut ties between students and outsiders during this crucial time,”said Kipsang.
According to a timetable released by KNEC,candidates sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) are due for rehearsals on October 29 with examinations following from 30 to November 1.
The KCPE exams will begin with Mathematics and English papers being administered on day one,Science and Kiswahili of day two,and Social Studies and Religious Studies on the final day.
Candidates sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) are due for rehearsals on November 2 with examinations scheduled to start on November 5.
KCSE candidates will start off with Mathematics Alternative A and B,and Chemistry Paper 1 and 2.