Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru on Monday supervised the opening and distribution of examination materials exercise in Kajiado.
Speaking at the DCC Grounds in Kajiado Central after distributing the examination materials, Mucheru assured the parents and candidates that the examination has not leaked out.
“This exam has not leaked and we are going to ensure that the children receive the examinations from 8:30 am even though Kajiado is a vast county. We are glad there are no rains so we have no weather difficulties and are looking forward to completing the exercise in a safe environment and getting good results,” said Mucheru.
Mucheru further lauded the parents, teachers and all the other education stakeholders for ensuring children were able to learn even during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are very happy as the government that even through the Covid-19 period and the challenges that we had, our children have remained in school and have the opportunity to sit for the national exams. It is important that no year has been lost, thanks to all the stakeholders,” said Mucheru.
The Cabinet Secretary said that it is impressive that gender parity has been achieved in Kajiado for this year’s KCPE examinations and commended the efforts put in place by the education stakeholders in the county to attain parity.
A total of 23,956 candidates will be sitting for the exam in Kajiado. There are 12,000 boys while the girls are 11,956 in number.
Oloitoktok Sub County has the highest number of candidates which is 5,456, followed by Kajiado North with 5126, Kajiado Central 4,211, Kajiado West with 4,088, Isinya Sub County has 3,372 and Mashuuru Sub County has the least number with only 1,703 candidates.
There are 403 KCPE examination centres in Kajiado with 413 supervisors and 1,392 invigilators.
The examination container was opened by the Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru, accompanied by Kajiado County Commissioner, Joshua Nkanatha, Kajiado County Education Director, Dr Salome Maina, and Kajiado Central Sub County Police Commander, Daudi Loronyokwe.
By Diana Meneto