KCPE Going On Smoothly In Uasin Gishu

Over 29,000 candidates in Uasin Gishu on Monday, March 7, 2022, joined the rest of the country in sitting for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations.

There are over 1.2 million candidates sitting for the exams countrywide.

Speaking when overseeing distribution of examination materials in Turbo Sub-County, the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Education Dr. Sara Ruto said there are over 18,000 distribution centers in the county.

Dr. Ruto said the government had put in place sufficient measures to ensure the KCPE exams go on smoothly.

Education CAS Dr. Sara Ruto.

On the issue of cheating in exams, the CAS said that it is the responsibility of society and the Ministry of Education to collaborate.

She affirmed that the ministries of Education, Interior, and ICT have all collaborated to ensure the KCPE exams are done in a fair and integrity environment.

Unfortunately the cost of cheating is very expensive to everybody, it means it is not fair for all children and that is why we go to these measures,” said Dr. Ruto.

For the security of the examination papers, the Education CAS said each center manager is accompanied by a police officer.

We have indeed heard a few unfortunate instances of insecurity in few parts of the country and the security organ of the country has ceased of the matter and adequate security has put in place,” she noted, pointing out that all learners will transition to the next education level under the government’s 100 percent transition policy.

There had been calls to suspend exams in the Kerio Valley due to the raging insecurity in the region, but Dr. Ruto said it is in the interest of candidates in the area to sit for the exams.

The CAS also asked politicians to avoid doing campaigns near schools, especially during the examination period.

The KCPE exams are expected to come to an end on Wednesday and pave way for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

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