The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations have kicked off well in all 78 examination centers in Lugari sub-county.
According to the area Deputy County Commissioner William Lenaremo, the well-guarded container storing the examination papers at Lumakanda headquarter was opened at 6:00 am in the presence of the area Sub-county Education director Margaret Igwatai, her TSC counterpart Debora Ong’iti and security team. By 6:45 am, all center managers who are respective primary school headteachers had picked day one exam papers.
He urged the manager to ensure the Ministry of Education, as well as health guidelines, were strictly adhered to throughout the examination period.
The DCC said the sub-county had a total candidature of 4,003 with proper arrangements being made for the candidates from private schools, whose schools shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“There are a number of private schools who didn’t reopen following the corona pandemic yet they had registered candidates. We have put measures in place to ensure that no candidate misses his or her examinations,” said Lenaremo.
On the first day the candidates are sitting for the Mathematics paper, English Language and Composition.
Science, Kiswahili Lugha and Insha will be done on Tuesday with the candidates expected to finalize their KCPE examinations by sitting for Social Studies and Religious Education on Wednesday.
The exam calendar was rescheduled following the outbreak of Corona virus in the country last year March that led to the closure of schools thus affecting normal learning.