KCSE written exams begin smoothly countrywide

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Malava Boys High School candidates being frisked
Malava Boys High School candidates being frisked

KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education) written exams have begun successfully countrywide, with over 660,000 students doing the tests set to end on November 29th. The language papers including French (Oral and Braille), German(Oral) Arabic (Oral) and Home Science practicals begun on October 22nd. The government has set up measures to ensure the whole exercise goes on successfully, and Education CS Amina Mohamed has expressed the Ministry’s readiness.

Centre Managers picking exam KCSE papers in Webuye West at Matisi
Centre Managers picking KCSE exam papers in Webuye West at Matisi

Speaking in Mombasa after witnessing the opening of an exam papers container, she said they don’t expect any issues or hitches, “We have all been preparing for it and we are all trained for this. The packages are very well titled and so I don’t expect to have any issues today,” she said.

The CS said they’re looking forward to a smooth KCSE exercise, which is supportive of the education system. She added that on the issue of teenage pregnancies, the government is working on a policy to address the issue, which will be rolled out at an appropriate time. “I think it’s really sad and I was just urging everybody when I spoke last time and appealing that we really protect these children,” she said. Government officials including Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Chief Administrative Officers witnessed the opening of exam storage containers countrywide, following the same trend set during the KCPE exams last week.