Students sitting for 2021 KCSE exams

Distribution of KCSE Papers Delayed in Uasin Gishu as Officer Loses Exam Container Keys

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Distribution of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination papers in some parts of Uasin Gishu County was delayed for some time on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

This is after a key to one of the exam containers in Eldoret town was mysteriously reported as missing.

Headteachers and exam managers had arrived at the Kapsoya container on the outskirts of Eldoret town, ready to pick their respective examination papers for the day, only for the custodian of the container key to say it could not be found.

Education PS when he oversaw opening and distribution of exam papers in Eldoret on March 14, 2022

Efforts to find the key could not materialize, and with the Ministry of Education officials and the County Security team fearing further delay in distribution of the papers, they were forced to cut the lock of the container.

The container is used to store examination papers for the Ainabkoi Sub County.

But after the lock was cut, distribution of the exam papers resumed.

Education CS George Magoha supervises the opening of KCSE exams in the Kisumu Central examinations container on November 4, 2019.

Tuesday was the second day for the ongoing national KCSE examination which started off on Monday.

Ministry of Education officials have been going around the country to preside over the distribution of the exam papers, and ensure the exercise goes on smoothly.

On the first day of the form four exams, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education Dr. Julius Jwan was in Uasin Gishu County to oversee the opening and distribution of examinations.

About 831,026 candidates across the country are sitting for KCSE.

The exams were to be held in 2021 but delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic that saw the education calendar halted for over a year.

Education PS at Uasin Gishu High School during day one of the KCSE

The 2021 KCSE class saw a 10.42 percent increase in the number of candidates who enrolled for the examinations.

In 2020, some 752, 602 registered for the final secondary school exams.

The 2022 KCSE examinations are scheduled to be done later this year, as the country moves to resume the normal education calendar beginning January 2023.

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