2021 KCPE Candidates Begin their National Examinations

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Over 1 Million 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates have started their national examinations today.

The Ministry of Education says 1,225,507 candidates are sitting for the exams in 28,316 examination centres countrywide.

This reflects an increase of 33,755 learners from 1,191,752 candidates in 28,467 examination centres in 2020.

The candidates who started with the Mathematics paper will write English grammar in the afternoon.

Speaking on Sunday, Education CS George Magoha assured that enough measures have been put in place to secure the exams.

Some candidates in volatile areas have also been integrated to safer exam centres.

“Over 200,000 teachers will oversee the exams as more than 45,000 security agents have been deployed to various exam centres across the country,” said CS Magoha.

The Education Ministry noted that only Deputy County Commissioners and Assistant County Commissioners, will be involved in the daily opening and closing of the containers at the Sub Counties.

Centre managers are working with the police to ensure no examination paper is exposed to any candidate before the set start of individual examinations.

This is as Science, Kiswahili and Insha exams will be administered on Tuesday 8th of February.

The exams will end with social studies and Religious education papers on Wednesday.

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