Two Grade Six girls are among 66 expectant candidates in Murang’a County who are sitting for national examinations this year.
Nine expectant candidates are among those who will be concluding their KCPE examinations today Wednesday.
Kandara Sub County has the highest number of expectant candidates recording 21 cases followed by Murang’a South administrative unit, which has 16 cases.
Only one pregnant candidate is sitting for KCSE in Kigumo, while Mathioya Sub County has reported two cases.
Murang’a County Director of Education Ann Kiilu told KNA the expectant candidates for Grade Six and KCPE did the tests together with others in examination halls adding none failed to turn up for the examinations.
She feared that some of the expectant KCSE candidates might develop labour pains before the end of the examinations slated for December 23.
“None of the pregnant candidates for KPSEA and KCPE did an examination in the labour ward but for those sitting for KCSE we may have cases of delivery,” Kiilu noted on Wednesday.
She said they have made arrangements to ensure candidates who may be admitted in the labour ward are supervised as they do their examinations.
Kiilu noted that the county had not reported any case of malpractice during the KCPE and KPSEA. Some 26, 234 candidates sat for KCPE in 625 centres and another 24, 985 pupils did their grade six national assessment.
“All involved officers are working in cooperation to ensure Murang’a will deliver credible examination results. The government has also deployed enough security officers to man all examination centres,” Kiilu added.
Meanwhile 31, 197 candidates are sitting for the ongoing KCSE examination in 343 centres in the County.
By Bernard Munyao