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Security beefed ahead of national exams

Chuka Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Angela Wanyama has assured that there is adequate security ahead of the national examinations set to start next week.

Speaking at her office in Chuka, the DCC said that all schools have police officers to ensure maximum security as the exam period approaches.

The administrator revealed that all the exam papers are ready, adding that some schools have already started receiving examination papers.

Ms. Wanyama said that they have held intensive meetings with all the teachers in the county to effectively conduct the exams.

“As a county, we are ready for the exams; we have held meetings with all teachers, and we are ready to go,” she said.

All vehicles required to transport the papers have been allocated to respective schools, she noted, saying it will ensure they arrive on time and safely.

The DCC further explained that, in collaboration with the county government, they will provide extra four-wheel vehicles to be used in areas affected by heavy rains.

“Some areas will be heavily affected during the rainy season, so we are organising extra four-wheel vehicles to transport the papers and ensure no disruptions,” she said.

Ms. Wanyama advised parents to give the candidates ample time to revise and sit for the examinations.

She further urged them to be vigilant during the school holidays to prevent drug abuse and early pregnancies that will hinder the students from returning to school next year.

“Parents should also ensure the candidates have the right materials for use during exams,” she said.

While at it, she asked residents to take advantage of the rains through water harvesting as well as farming and planting trees.

By Sharon Gitau

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