Over 900,000 pupils set for this year’s KCPE

By KBC Reporter

Over 900,000 pupils are set to sit for this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination that kicks off tomorrow Tuesday.

The government has put in place tight security measures to curb incidents of cheating during the three days exercise.

At the Nairobi primary school, candidates preparing for their final examinations made last minute preparations ahead of the KCPE examinations.

Several candidates at the Aga Khan Primary school in Nairobi remained buoyant over their odds ahead of the big day. The school’s head teacher supported the new raft of measures employed by the education ministry to curb cheating.

In Kiambu County and it was all set for the 28,200 KCPE candidates with regional county commissioner Wilson Wanyanga and county director of education Harrison Muriuki saying requisite systems have been put in place for the three day exercise.

88 candidates from Mogotio primary school in Baringo County will join their counterparts in writing the exams. Head teacher Tabitha Shiveka and exam supervisor Samson Murei welcomed the new raft of measures imposed by the ministry saying it will provide a level playing field for all candidates unlike in previous occasions where cheats had an upper hand.

50 disabled pupils from Maralal primary school are also set to sit for the exam with 43 candidates at the institution being orphans.

They will be part of the 952, 445 candidates set to sit this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.

According to a report by the Kenya National Examinations Council 24, 656 more candidates registered for this year’s KCPE examinations as compared to last year.




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