Makueni County Commissioner (CC) Mr Gilbert Kitiyo has affirmed the government’s readiness to conduct the national examinations in the area.
Kitiyo revealed that they have centre managers, supervisors, invigilators, and vehicles to transport examination papers to schools besides having adequate security officers who would be posted to the examinations centres in the county.
He said that 35,596 pupils would sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in which 17,656 were girls and 17,940 boys. There will be 906 centres.
In Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), 27,024 will sit for the exam from 404 centres across the county; 13,530 girls and 13,494 boys.
“Tight security measures have been put in place. Officers to man the centres and storage containers have been identified and all managers have been briefed accordingly,” said Kitiyo while addressing the media in his Wote office.
He said some secondary students started doing their practical exams on February 28, 2022, adding that rehearsal for KCPE candidates would be on 4th March, this Friday.
Further he disclosed that there were 70 private candidates, 12 of whom would sit for KCPE while 58 would do KCSE. Twelve inmates from Makueni Prison will sit for KCPE.
By Patrick Nyakundi and Lawrence Mwendwa