KCPE 2018 that started on Tuesday this week has seen country experiencing different incidences that sparked mixed reactions. The three day exercise is set to be concluded on Thursday with candidates facing Social studies on that last day.
KNEC chairman Prof. Magoha has already confirmed that the exam will be released before the end of November.
Jambo news has compile major incidences that will go down the books as most memorable moments during this year’s KCPE.
Candidates giving birth
Several candidates who were pregnant could not withstand exam pressure. A good number of them gave birth on the first day of exam.
Its increasingly clear that the exam pressure was extremely unbearable.
As result most of them took their exams from maternities. For instance a candidate from Kongo primary school in Mombasa did her exam from Mirima hospital in Likoni.
Another candidate from Voroni Primary School in Matuga wrote Tuesday’s exams at Kwale Hospital maternity wing, where she delivered a baby boy at around 8am.
Drank head teacher
Another incident that caught the attention of the country is a case of drank head teacher who turned to pick exam papers. Despite stringent measures laid down by the council, peter stormed the Centre shouting at those distributing the papers, demanding to be the first one to to collect the papers.
According to reports, Peter Kamau Ndegwa the head of South Wales Primary School, showed up at the collection Centre while drunk, prompting police officers present at the Centre to arrest him.
President Uhuru at Uhuru Gardens Primary School
The head of the country paid an impromptu visit to Uhuru Gardens school primary where he offered moral encouragement as candidates prepared for Science paper.
The president was accompanied by Education CS Amina Mohamed and Knec chairman George Mahoga.
Deputy President- The invigilator
Just like his boss, DP Ruto also paid an impromptu visit to Musa Gitau Primary school in Kiambu county in the company of Education Permanent Secretary Belio Kipsang.
He actively participated in the issuance of exam papers.
Missing exam KCPE papers
It was heightened anxiety and mixed reactions for seventeen (17) KCPE candidates at Olenamuka Primary School in Narok North after their examination papers mysteriously went ‘missing’ while on transit.
The incident led to arrest of eleven people. Among those arrested were the headteacher of Olenamuka Primary School in Narok County, three of his colleagues and three security officers.
A candidate attacked by Knife
In Tharaka Nithi County, a girl at Iruri Primary School was attacked with a knife by an alleged boyfriend on her way to school.
Maara OCPD Johnstone Kabusia said the girl was given first-aid before sitting the Mathematics paper.