KCPE examinations were delayed to kick off at Lugari primary school in Kakamega County after it emerged that a total of 23 candidates in the school had not been registered for the examinations.
It took the intervention of the Kenya National Examinations Council KNEC official to do photocopy of the papers to ensure all candidates sit for the examinations.
The officers Leonard Adhiambo and Collins Musera who are monitoring KCPE examinations in Lugari Sub County are expected to remain in the school till the end of the exams on Wednesday.
The officers will ensure that examinations don’t leak out during photocopying as well as no candidate misses to sit for the examinations.
It is alleged that the 23 had been forced to repeat standard seven after performing poorly in their end year examination but later forced their way into standard eight after their colleagues had already been registered.
Efforts to get comment from the sub county education officials were futile as they refused to talk to the media about the issue.
When contacted Regional Education director Stephen Barongo said the Lugari issue has been addressed by KNEC and learners sat for the examination and the CS Prof. George Magoha is the one mandated to give direction on it.