CS Magoha says preparations for KCPE examinations are complete
Education cabinet Secretary George Magoha has announced that all preparations are in place to allow for a smooth session for Candidates sitting KCPE examinations starting next week on Monday
The CS who visited Kakamega Primary School to monitor KCPE rehearsals urged schools to heed Covid-19 safety protocols.
Magoha also warned private schools against demanding money from candidates, saying government had met the costs for the National examinations for both public and private schools.
He also cautioned against exam malpractices saying stern action will be taken against any school found to be engaging in the vice.
More than 1.1 million candidates spread across the more than 10,000 exam centres will sit for KCPE from March 22 up to March 24, 2021.
The government announced on Tuesday that all arrangements, including the Covid-19 protocols, have been put in place for the efficient and successful administration of national examinations.
Col. (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna, the government spokesman, said that examination centers have been set up across the country, including in areas like Kapedo and Merti where security has been a problem.
“Examinations will be conducted across the country even in areas affected by rising water levels in the lakes and in Kapedo and Merti which are some of the safest places in Kenya right now, after the security operations that took place there recently and therefore I would like to give the assurance that there is no student who will be denied the opportunity to seat the exams because of insecurity,” he said.