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Heavy downpour will not affect KCSE, Murang’a commissioner assures

Various measures have been employed to ensure administration of KCSE exams in Murang’a is not interrupted by ongoing heavy downpour, the County Commissioner Patrick Mukuria has said.

Mukuria who spoke after witnessing the opening of the examination container at Kahuro on Monday said many parts of the county since last week have been experiencing heavy rains but assured that resources have been mobilised to ensure examination papers reach all centres on time.

“This region has been experiencing heavy rains and this has affected some roads but we have ensured there are vehicles with ability to move in rough and muddy roads to transport examination papers.” He asserted.

The commissioner added that candidates who are day scholars should check on their safety by avoiding crossing swollen rivers and use alternative routes to get to examination centres on time.

“The day scholars who must cross rivers to get to the examination centres can organize with their parents and teachers to get temporary places to stay especially when the rivers are swollen,” he observed.

 He called members of the public to avoid examination centres saying learners need to be given a conducive environment to write their papers.

“I ask members of the public to avoid accessing examination centres.  Those who do roadshow advertisements should also avoid making noise to candidates taking exams. Let’s support our children by ensuring they do their exams without interruptions,” noted Mukuria.

In Murang’a 31, 269 candidates are expected to sit for KCSE exams this year which will be administered in 486 centres.

KCSE exams started with practicals on October 23 with the main exams commencing on November 6 and ending on November 24.

On her part, Murang’a County Director of Education Anne Kiilu said students who registered and disappeared will be allowed to sit for KCSE.

“The learners who registered for KCSE and due to some reasons disappeared from schools, will come back and write their examination papers.

“We appeal to involved stakeholders to work together and collaborate to ensure the county delivers credible examinations. It’s our hope all our candidates will get their results,” added Kiilu.

Kiilu said all officers engaged in administration of the examinations are well briefed and inducted on what they are supposed to do towards delivering credible exams.

The County Police Commander David Mathiu confirmed that enough police officers have been deployed to man the examination centres assuring no authorized person will be allowed to access the centres.

“Police who are manning the examination centres have been taken through on what they are supposed to do. We will ensure a peaceful and conducive environment is provided for candidates to do their exams without any form of interruption,” he added.

By Bernard Munyao

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