The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) has issued a directive, stating that only secondary school teachers will be responsible for supervising and overseeing the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination across the entire country.
“Only secondary school teachers will be allowed to be invigilators, supervisors and centre managers for KCSE. No primary school teacher or any other person is allowed,” said Macharia in Mombasa.
Nancy Macharia, the CEO of the commission, mentioned that a total of 101,376 secondary school teachers have been hired for this one-month examination period. This directive aligns with the regulations set by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).
She emphasized that all teachers involved in conducting the exams underwent a vetting process by TSC. Macharia made these statements while overseeing the distribution of KCSE examination papers in Mombasa.
“We are hoping for the best and everything has been put in place to ensure the exams distribution succeeds countrywide,” said Macharia.
In the coastal region, the examination began smoothly in all six counties, despite recent heavy rainfall. She also highlighted the efforts of a multi-agency team working nationwide to ensure a smooth examination period, even in remote areas.
“For those areas that are not accessible, the government is ready and we have choppers on standby to airlift these exams. So far, we do not have any challenges, but in case of any problems, we are ready,” she said.