Education Cabinet Secretary (CS), Prof George Magoha, commissioned two CBC classes in Kiambu County.
The two new block ones at Kiuu River Secondary School in Kiambu Sub-County and the other at Kibichiku Secondary School in Kabete Sub-County are ready for use.
The two secondary schools with a capacity of 380 and 391 students, each respectively and with two streams per class are the latest to benefit from the CBC project from the Ministry of Education.
A total of 11,000 new classrooms are set to be delivered by the end of the year, ahead of the Junior secondary school rollout.
2000 classrooms have already been completed and 350 of those have already been commissioned. About 70 percent of the classrooms are completed.
Speaking at the Kiuu River Secondary School, CS Prof George Magoha, said that the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination that is ongoing is running smoothly.
“I would like to thank all the teachers, stakeholders and security personnel for doing an excellent job in ensuring that the national examinations are being carried out extremely well, without any hitches,” said Magoha.
The CS said that only a few people have been arrested with regards to examination cheating in the ongoing KCSE examination.
“One case was caught in Airport View School in Garissa, where Mary Muthui, a teacher, was caught taking a picture of an examination paper. Another case was in Garbatula in Isiolo.
The two are already in police custody and will serve as an example to any other with such intentions,” said the Education CS.
“In volatile areas such as Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet, where there have been issues of insecurity recently, two helicopters have been put in place to ensure students are evacuated to safe centers in case of any hitches,” said the CS.
“Two helicopters are on standby to transfer students in troubled areas like Baringo to safe examination centers in case there is a need to do so,” said Magoha.
CS Magoha said marking of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) was ongoing and in some other counties, the marking has already been completed.
“Marking of KCPE in Nairobi, Kiambu, Eastern and Western Counties has been completed. In the remaining counties, completion of the examination marking is almost over,” said Magoha.
By Evalyne Kamau and Grace Naishoo