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KCPE starts well despite four Invigilators failed to turn up.

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By Brighton Makori.

Kisii Kenya 22 March 2021………Kenya Certificate of primary school [KCPE] has started well in many parts of the country despite some few challenges.

In Kisii County the exercise started well as learners were calm and set according to the Principal Secretary for Education Dr Julius Jwan who supervised the container opening and examination distribution materials.

  Speaking to Gusii star on Monday Morning at Kisii Primary school  the Ps noted that the exercise started well as learners were calm and set as they assured them that the Exam will learn smoothly and all students will join Form One in July because of 100% transition hence there is nothing to worry.

 “Everything has been going well since the morning; all the centers managers were available at the container and security officers, we must thank them for organizing well “said Ps Jwan adding that he hopes that all will go well.

 The Ps also added although the exam started well there was some challenges including 4 invigilators were late at Kisii Primary school forcing county education officers to stand for them as they were waiting for replacement.  

“We have 4 invigilators who were late , it’s unfortunate that  all were  male  but we thank God For TSC county director she  has  already  got us three new ones  who have replaced  those who were late. We have also one of the officers whom is sitting in as an invigilator,” Noted PS Jwan

 He added that one of the candidate from Kenyenya is sitting his examination at  the  hospital  as they  were  going to check what is  happening , what is suffering from and  the condition  in which he is taking the exam.

 About the action to be taken against late invigilators the Ps said that it’s upon the Teachers Service commissioner Director who will take discipline measures.

 Examination being done during Covid 19 pandemic the PS  advised Invigilators, Candidates , Security officers and center managers always to  observe health Protocols. “

“We have advised the Center managers to make sure all ,invigilators, supervisors and all candidates must wear masks  and there availability of enough water in school for washing hands “: said Ps Jwan

Kisii county Commissioner  Allan Macharia  who accompanied the Ps  confirmed that  Kisii county is set for the examination, all arrangements has been put in place including  high  level of security  and general management of the examination and any attempt for malpractices will be dealt with .

“ we  have  taken   what has been  happening in Kisii as learning  lesson  in the past examination and I want to state that this time we are vigilant and any attempt  of malpractices will be detected  within the earliest time possible’  Machari assured the Ps 

The exams, which are normally done at the end of the year, are coming five months later after the 2020 tests were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Knec registered 1,191,725 candidates who will be doing the tests in 28,467 KCPE examination centres.

The exams will be administered from Monday, March 22 and end on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.