Kajiado County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha has assured school principals and head teachers of ample security within the examination centres during this year’s national examinations.
Speaking during the examinations security briefing meeting, Nkanatha said that there will be adequate security officers manning all the examination centres.
“We have made security arrangements for all the 169 KCSE and 651 KCPE examination centres within the county,” said Nkanatha.
The county commissioner urged the security personnel to be vigilant at all times during the examination to avoid cases of exam cheating.
Nkanatha revealed that examination centers with less than 30 candidates have been merged with those that have a high number of candidates due to logistical and security issues.
“We are glad to report that gender parity has been achieved this time, with 12,000 boys and 11,956 girls registered for the KCPE examinations across the 651 centers within the county,” said Nkanatha
He further added that the government will continue advocating for education for all irrespective of gender, so as to maintain the gender parity which has been attained.
Kajiado County Director of Education, Dr. Salome Maina said that 23,956 candidates within the county will sit for the KCPE examinations, while 10,297 candidates will sit for the KCSE examinations.
Maina urged all the centre managers to adhere to the exam regulations set by the Ministry of Education and to create an enabling environment for all the students for those that have been merged.
By Diana Meneto