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Security Beefed Up Ahead of National Exams

Security has been beefed up in Trans Nzoia ahead of the national examinations scheduled to start next week.

Trans Nzoia County Commissioner Samson Ojwang’ who chaired examinations briefing meeting at St. Monica’s Girls’ High School, Wednesday, said necessary measures have been put in place to safeguard the integrity of the national examinations.

Ojwang’ reminded examination officials that they have a duty to carry out the exercise with dignity, while at the same time announcing that examination centres are out of bounds to non-examination officials.

He reminded examination officers to be vigilant and even check masks where teaching materials could be hidden for exam cheating.

“Face masks must be checked well as some students can use the protective gear to cheat in the examination,” he said, adding, examination officers should ensure Covid-19 protocols are followed.

“Every examination centre must have a thermo gun to take the temperatures of all students and pupils, they must also wash hands and wear masks properly,” he said.

Trans Nzoia CDE Dr. Salome Maina said the county is ready for examinations as all briefings have been done.

“We have 568 centres for KCPE examinations with 3 adult centres and 261 centres for KCSE with the candidature of 30,664 for primary and 20940 for secondary,” she said.

By Pauline Ikanda

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