It is barely three weeks for atleast 1.9 million candidates to sit for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination. Examination was to be done last year but it was postponed due to disruptions caused by the novel coronavirus virus.
Today, education cabinet secretary prof George Magoha has assured all candidates that all is set and examinations are ready and they will be administered as scheduled. Magoha said only registered teachers will be allowed to administer national examinations. A total of 227,679 teachers will admister this year examination as centre managers, supervisors, invigilators and examinators. Students were also assured of their safety as examinations will be done under strict adherence to Covid-19 mitigation measures.
He also added that candidates will sit for exams despite concerns over preparedness, cheating and safety in a pandemic.TSC has also cancelled leave for all teachers during the exam period.
This is good news and huge relief to both KCPE and KCSE candidates. Examinations are set to start three weeks from now. KCPE will start on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 to Thursday 25th March 2021. KCSE will start on Friday 26th March, 2021 and it will run for a period of three weeks upto Wednesday 21st April 2021.
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