The Chief Administrative Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ababu Namwamba has assured Busia residents of the safety of all stakeholders in the examination exercise from Coronavirus.
Speaking after opening the examination container at Busia County Commissioner’s office premises on Monday, Namwamba said that all Covid-19 protocols will be observed.
“Every class must observe a minimum distance of 1.22 meters between the desks and every learner and everybody within the centres must wear face masks,” he said.
Namwamba advised candidates against cheating or engaging in other examination malpractices adding that the government is very keen on the integrity of the entire exercise.
“Do not use face masks to impersonate another pupil, do not use the mask to cheat by scribbling anything,” he advised, warning the team would ensure the integrity of the exercise.
Busia County Commissioner John Korir on his part assured the area residents that his team was prepared in terms of vehicles and security personnel. “Everything has been put in place and we hope that the exam will be rolled out peacefully,” he said
Korir added that the County will strictly adhere to the Kenya National Examination Council’s guidelines.
Busia County TSC Director Beatrice Ogwe said they were well prepared for the examinations revealing that the region has 511 examination centres and 27,332 candidates: 13,349 males and 13,983 females.
“All the centre managers, invigilators and supervisors across the 511 KCPE Examination centres have been briefed on the requirement and regulations,’’ she explained.
By Salome Alwanda