More than 26,000 pupils sit for their 2016 KCPE exams in Kilifi

More than 26,000 pupils sit for their 2016 KCPE exams in Kilifi

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Kilimo Primary schools pupils in Kilifi await their KCPE exams. PHOTO: FILE

Kilifi, KENYA: More than 26,000 pupils in Kilifi County will be sitting for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)_ exams that began on Tuesday.

According to Education Ministry permanent secretary Dr. Belio Kipsang, all measures and means in regard to fare examinations have been put in place.

Addressing the press at the County Commissioner’s office at 4:30 am on Tuesday during disbursement of the exam papers, Dr. kipsang said they hope to curb cheating incidences in this year’s exam.

“We have done our part very well and we have put all measures in place to ensure no cases of leakage and cheating in exams occur, all we have to say now to our pupils is that we wish them all the best and success in their exams,” said Dr. Kipsang.

On Monday, Kilifi county security team told Baraka FM that already a special unit of police is well prepared to supervise the exams and would be deployed to various schools.

Alexander Makau, Kilifi OCPD said the unit had been derived from different police departments in their Multi-agency approach.

“We are well set to do our job of supervising the exams in various schools and we will deploy our special unit where every head teacher picking exam papers will be accompanied by a police officer,” Makau said.

Meanwhile, Kilifi County Governor Amason Kingi is expected to launch his feeding program for 8,000 pupils from drought and hunger prone areas.

Kingi said earlier on that the county government of Kilifi had set aside enough money to cater for the school feeding program during the exam period.

“We have considered our pupils who will sit their exams this November 2016 and have set aside enough money for that program which is meant to feed standard eight candidates for three days and form four students for 21 days,” Kingi said.

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The exam will end on Thursday 3rd, November 2016.