Education CS assures of credible exams as KCPE & KPSEA begin

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has assured the public of delivering credible exams.

Speaking while officially kick-starting the distribution of this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) examination papers in Mombasa, Machogu insisted that the integrity of the examination will not be compromised, noting that his administration will not entertain cheating.

He then noted that examination papers for Class 8 and Grade 6 candidates arrived on time in all the 493 centres across the country.

According to the CS, 1,287,597 candidates are sitting for KPSEA 2022 and 1,244,188 sit for KCPE2022 examinations across the country

“I want to assure you that there will no cheating, we will present a credible exam where integrity will not be compromised,” he said.

Over 2.5 grade 6 and standard 8 learners are sitting for KPSEA and KCPE exams respectively.

The exams will be administered for three days starting today to Wednesday 30th of November. 

KPSEA which is under the new Competence Based Curriculum timetable, will replace the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.

Today Grade six candidates are sitting for Mathematics and  English papers, as KCPE candidates are sitting for Mathematics, followed by English language and Composition exams.

On Tuesday, grade 6 learners will be assessed in Integrated Science and Kiswahili, with the assessment ending on Wednesday with Creative Arts and Social Studies.

Class 8 learners will on Tuesday will have Science, Kiswahili and Insha, and on the final day, they will have Social Studies and Religious Education papers.

Meanwhile, the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has deployed two choppers to distribute KCPE and KPSEA exam papers in four sub-counties in Garissa County.

The exam papers had to be flown to the areas due to impassable roads accessioned by the floods from the ongoing rains.

County commissioner Boaz Cherutich says the choppers are also being used to deliver the examination papers to insecurity prone sub-counties bordering Somalia.

The affected sub-counties are Balambala, Liboi, Fafi, Hulugho and Bodhai.

Cherutich then assured that all examination centres across the county will be secured during the examination period.

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