Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. George Magoha has noted that KCSE is progressing excellently well countrywide. Despite the heavy rains pounding some parts of the country, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has delivered all examination papers to all centres leading to a smooth exercise.
The first batch of candidates cleared sitting all their papers on April 12, 2021, others will continue sitting their remaining examination papers until the last day Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
CS Magoha assured parents and teachers that plans are already in place to see to it that candidates travel to their home counties including those entering, leaving or passing through the five counties.
He said: “I wish to assure all parents that the Ministry has already put in place measures to ensure a smooth travel of all candidates to all their home counties, including those entering, leaving or passing through the five counties of Nairobi, Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos and Kajiado that have been put under travel restrictions as part of the measures to curb the spread of COVID–19.”
The CS further cautioned all officials manning exams. He urged them to stay the course till the end of this vital exercise.
“As we head towards the tail–end of the KCSE examinations, I wish to implore on all officials working under the Multi–Agency Examinations Monitoring Team to not let their legs off the pedal until the exercise is fully completed by all the 752,891 registered candidates.”
Education CS also revealed that eleven examination officials have been arrested over attempts to expose KCSE examination papers before official time.
The officials who include centre managers and supervisors are from Homa Bay, Mandera, Kisii, Garissa and Kisumu.
In Homa Bay county, they arrested two centre managers and a supervisor.
A centre manager and two supervisors were arrested in Mandera. In Kisii, a centre manager and two supervisors were arrested while in Garissa, a centre manager was arrested and two others in Kisumu.