On the first day of the primary school examination, 67 schools in the counties of Uasin Gishu and Bungoma failed to collect their examination papers, causing confusion.
According to the Education Ministry, the majority of the affected schools were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced students to enroll in other schools.
After the center managers failed to collect exam papers, 52 schools in Uasin Gishu failed to take the exams, and 15 private schools in Bungoma County failed to collect exam materials.
248 hopeful candidates took the exam in Narok County, with the authorities promising to support them throughout the process.
Nine candidates taking the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) examination in Tana River County discovered that they were registered at a different examination center and were forced to travel 135 kilometers to complete their exams.
However, despite the difficulties, the examination went off without a hitch in most of the country, and Education CS Ezekiel Machogu assured that watertight measures have been put in place to protect the credibility of the national exams.
The Cabinet Secretary assured concerned parents that the presidential working party on education reforms will issue a report in the next two weeks that will inform the decision, despite the lack of clarity regarding the placement of junior secondary school students.
The Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA) is being completed by 11,000 students with disabilities.The assessment what began Monday will end on Wednesday.
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