Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education K.C.S.E examination kicked off in earnest across the country on Monday despite poor preparations among many students following a five week teachers strike.
More than 500,000 Candidates sit for the national examination this year amid rumors that teachers may resume a go slow over salary disputes .
Teachers suspended their strike for 90 days on Oct. 5 and demanded that the exam timetables be readjusted in order to prepare students for the crucial examinations.
These appeals issued by KNUT and KUPPET after suspending teachers strike were also ignored by Kenya’s National Examination Council -KNEC.
A number of teachers interviewed by Baraka fm during a visit in various schools in Mombasa pn Monday dismissed the strike rumors saying “the exams have started well and that they were being conducting without hitches”.
The KCSE examination is set to go on till 15th November according to the Kenya National Examination Council examinations Time Table.