More than 9,000 candidates are set to sit for the Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) examination in Mombasa County.
The candidates who consist of 5056 girls and 4100 boys will have their rehearsals on Thursday at 142 centres before starting their exams proper on Friday. Some of the candidates doing language subjects such as French, German and Arabic started their oral examination last week.
The secondary examinations will start a day after candidates in primary schools completed their three days Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.
A total number of 20,236 candidates, 10,671 girls and 9,565 boys sat for their KCPE exams in Mombasa County.
“Preparations for the KCSE exams are complete and will be conducted under strict adherence of Covid-19 protocols,” said the County Director of Education Moses Bosire.
Speaking with Kenya News Agency in Mombasa on Wednesday, Bosire said he was confident that the examination will be conducted smoothly and in a conducive environment.
On Monday, the chairman of Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) Prof John Onsati directed security officers manning the examination centres to ensure that they cooperate fully to ensure safety of all candidates and examination material during the period the examination will be underway.
He further called on the centre managers to ensure all Coivd-19 Health protocols as per Ministry of Health directives are adhered to. These include wearing of face masks, enhanced spacing between candidates in the examination room.
Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata assured that the government has put in place adequate security measures to all examination centres in the region to protect both the exam materials and candidates.
Elungata emphasized the need to ensure that health protocols are strictly followed in order to make all examination centres safe.
by Mohamed Hassan