The number of candidates sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in Narok County has increased by 23.8 percent as compared to the number that sat for the same exam in the year 2019.
Confirming the figures, Narok County quality assurance officer Mr. Robert Moseti said the upward trend was as a result of intensive mobilization to ensure all school going children were in school as expected.
He noted that the total number of boys sitting for the exam was 15,287 higher than the previous record of 12,628 while the number of girls has increased from 11,700 to 14,839 candidates.
“The total number of candidates sitting for KCPE this year in Narok County is 30,126. This is a huge improvement as those who sat for the same exam in the year 2019 were 24,328. We want to maintain this upward trend,” he said.
The officer confirmed there were 734 examination centers distributed evenly across the six sub counties in the county.
Though some female candidates were pregnant and others had just delivered, the officer said they were all set to do the examination next week.
At the same time, the education official said 9,140 candidates had been registered to do the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in the county.
Among the candidates, 4,952 of them are male while 4,188 are female who will sit for the exam in 165 centers distributed around the county.
The Narok County Commissioner Evans Achoki reiterated that security had been beefed up in the county asking the examination centers managers to exemplify a very high level of integrity as they perform their duties.
Achoki added that transportation arrangements had been well organized to ensure the examination was done in a smooth manner and that no person would be allowed in the examination centers if not involved in the exam process.
by Ann Salaton