As the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) kicks off country wide, a total of 43,607 candidates across the 1,050 centers are expected to sit for their KCPE exams in Kiambu County.
While commissioning the KCSE exam paper at the Deputy County Commissioner’s office in Kiambu today, the County Director of Education Victoria Mulili, urged all the school heads to follow all exam guidelines and rules to ensure a seamless process with high level of professionalism and integrity.
“As you take up the exam papers to your respective schools, keep in mind of all the exam directives from the Ministry of Education, ensure there is a good and comfortable environment for both candidates and examiners, putting into consideration the security teams as well,” she said.
She added that exam supervisors should ensure no entry into the exam rooms with clip boards by the candidates and that their geometrical sets should also be properly checked.
Mulili also insisted that gender sensitivity be considered when frisking the candidates and also reminded the school heads to leave the school gates opened during the exams in case of any emergencies.
Kiambu County Commissioner Wilson Wanyaga, who was also present at the event, urged invigilators and security personnel to be vigilant and uphold integrity during the exam process.
“You the school heads are our managers at the ground. Let us do the right thing, even as we pray and guide our pupils…Kiambu is an amazing county and we are hopeful to shine more this year,” Wanyanga emphasized.
Deputy County Commissioner Titus Macharia, while wishing all candidates success in their exams, said enough security personnel have been deployed in all the centers.
“We want a flawless execution of this exam exercise. In case you notice one of the officers neglecting their duties, kindly reach out as quickly as possible and aspire to have safe exam spaces for all,” he said.
By Jackline Kidaha