The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) has kicked off smoothly in Nandi County, given that the exam materials were delivered to the centres on time. Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia who was in Nandi to oversee the commencement of the exam, said everything went on well as planned and the container was opened on time. The County has poor transport networks in some areas, but the government stepped in and provided all-terrain vehicles to distribute the exam papers.
Speaking at Kapsabet Boys High school, Macharia said the exam and results will be handled and delivered in integrity. She revealed that she also managed to visit two schools in Uasin Gishu to monitor the progress.
The TSC boss said the exam will be conducted under strict measures as per the regulations of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
A total of 11,778 candidates in Nandi County are sitting for the exams in 201 examination centres, 5,959 boys and 5,819 girls respectively. This year’s number has slightly reduced compared to 2016 when the registered candidates were 12,583.