Early Learning and Basic Education Principal Secretary Dr. Julius Jwan oversaw the opening of a container containing Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exams papers for the first batch of Grade Six learners at County Commissioner’s office in Eldoret Town.
“The multi-agency team is ready, keen and vigilant to deliver uncompromised and successful examination process, ” Jwan said. He assured that everything was in place in terms of security to ensure that the pupils and exams are guarded.
All the centre managers were present and were accompanied by two security officers. There are over 160 KPSEA and over 180 KCPE centres.
Jwan urged security agencies to ensure that the exams are not subjected to any irregularities.
“The transport organisation is quite good, all the centre managers are using school buses and the climate is good so we hope all the papers will get to the respective centres in time, ” said Jwan.
He affirmed that they had registered 52 centres when the pupils were still in grade 3 and that was when the formative assessment for KPSEA began and the papers were prepared. But during Covid, most of the schools were closed down and learners moved to different schools posing a challenge.
“The only challenge that we have noticed that might not have happened previously is that we have a number of KPSEA scripts that have not been picked,” he noted.
He further said, the State Department has laid proper mechanism in place to ensure the remaining papers are kept secure in the containers to be distributed to any centre found with less exam papers.
By Judy Too