Two candidates in Nyeri will sit their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations that kicked off today from hospital after giving birth.
According to County Commissioner Loyford Kibaara, one of the students was admitted yesterday after going into labor while the other one developed complications after delivering two days ago.
He said plans have been made by the concerned authorities including Kenya National Examination Council, invigilators and the security to ensure the two who are currently admitted at Othaya Level Five Hospital write their examinations from hospital.
The CC assured that no student will miss the examinations on account of illness as medical teams were on standby to respond to any eventuality.
“Even if a student develops any health issue and is admitted in hospital, we will ensure that they sit their exams from wherever they are,” the CC assured. A total of 18, 532 students are sitting this year’s KCSE examinations in Nyeri.
Kibaara who was speaking during the opening of the examination container at the Nyeri Central Sub-county headquarters,said that they had deployed enough security officers to ensure safety of examinations.
The distribution of the examination materials was overseen by KNEC Council Chair Dr. John Onsati who said they were keen in making sure they deliver a credible examination.
“We are not going to compromise the quality at any stage. This is a serious business and we have ensured that the exams we are going to offer have been secured all through,” Onsati said.
He at the same urged everyone involved including the candidates to observe the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health to curb the spread of Covid-19.
“It is up to us to keep safe by ensuring we follow the protocols including wearing masks at all times, maintaining social distance and washing hands or sanitizing regularly,” the officer said.
By Samuel Waititu