Some13, 574 candidates are set to sit for the three national examinations in Loitoktok Sub-County.
The candidates include 5,661 who are currently in grade six and are expected to sit for Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exams from Monday.
While speaking to KNA in his office, the Loitoktok Sub-County Director of Education, Mr. Peter Bittah, affirmed that those set to sit for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) are 5,692 while 2,221 candidates are ready for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
The Director added that all the logistics necessary have been put in place to ensure that all the candidates will sit for their final exams without hitch.
Bitah stated that examination rehearsals were held, in all the 147 examination centres for both KPSEA and KCPE candidates.
The Director affirmed that the National Government through the Ministry of Education donated 50 bales of sanitary pads each containing 60 packets to be distributed to over 5,000 candidates based on the school enrollment, for smooth examination period for the girls.
Bitah said that since heavy rains are experienced in many parts of the sub-county, the education office has partnered with different organizations like Kenya Wildlife Service, Child Fund and Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust in providing powerful vehicles to ferry exams especially to places prone to floods for successful exam period.
“We have also deployed experienced drivers who are aware of the terrain so that they can easily access the remote exam centres,” the director said.
Bitah added that they have identified hard-to-reach exam centres such as Olorika, Oltiasika, Olbili, Leinkati, Loosoitok and Ilchalai among other centres and assured all logistics have been set for the national examination exercise to take place effectively.
Bitah said that deployment of examinations invigilators, the drivers and the security personnel is ongoing through Kenya National Examination Council online portal especially for the new officers who have not participated in national exams before.
However, he noted that apart from partnering with various organizations in providing transportation during the exam period, it is a challenge to have the necessary vehicles for the 3 weeks’ examination period since other organizations may become inconvenienced.
KCPE and KPSEA examinations will be starting next week, Monday and end on December 1st .
By Kaaka Koromo and Kimani Tirus