Over 900,000 candidates sit for KCPE exams

By John Kioria

The  Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations KCPE has kicked off countrywide with the over 900,000 candidates squaring out Mathematics Paper on Tuesday morning.

They later sat for their English Language paper few minutes ago and expected to call it a day by sitting for English Composition Tuesday afternoon.

In Samburu County, it’s a journey of hope for 52 candidates at Maralal Primary School with special needs who are among the 3,914 candidates sitting the exam in the county.

This year’s KCPE Examinations got underway countrywide amid tight security owing to the massive examination leakage claims that dominated the ongoing KCSE  exams.

Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Chief Executive Joseph Kivilu has assured the candidates that the council was well prepared for the examination.

He said more security officers had been sent to various stations to ensure that the exams go on well.

The exams will be administered in 25,140 centres, to be served by 1,070 distribution stations.

A total of 25,261 supervisors, 58,215 invigilators, 50,280 security officers and 7,451 examiners are overseeing the exams. KNEC has said police choppers would airlift exam materials to places with impassible roads.

The exams will come to an end this Thursday when the students sit their Social studies and religious education papers.

The results of the KCPE 2015 Exam will be out at the end of the month of December.


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