CS Amina to meet all sub county officers to ward off exam leakage

Education CS Amina is set all sub-county directors of education and deputy county commissioners to discuss on how they shall secure examination materials using 459 containers whose key shall be in their hands.

Sub-county education directors and deputy county commissioners are the only officers allowed to open the containers when the papers and other materials are being collected from various centers.

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CS Amina has also affirmed that security measures have been put in place to ensure that examinations are held uninterrupted.

“There will be enhanced security in areas mapped as high risk. We have held consultative meetings with the Ministry of Interior and other security agencies to ensure a seamless coordination and delivery of the 2018 national examination materials,” state CS Mohamed.

She further said that examination centers that had been affected by demolitions, calamities or security concerns shall be taken care of, saying there were alternative centers to facilitate the examinations.

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In Narok South alone, a total of 13,476 pupils in 27 primary schools, including 1,087 candidates have been affected by clashes while 15 schools with 5,791 pupils, including 434 candidates have been affected in Narok North Sub-county.

2018 KCPE and KCSE dates

Data from Knec shows that a total of 1.6 million candidates will write this year’s Form Four and Standard Eight exams.

Rehearsals for the KCPE examinations will be held on October 29 and the three-day papers will end on November 1.

KCPE will start on October 30th while KCSE will be done between November 2 and 28.