Mombasa,KENYA: Standard eight candidates in Mombasa on Monday said they are ready to face the 2017 Kenya certificate of primary education (KCPE) examinations.
A spot check by Baraka FM in selected schools in Mombasa showed pupils rehearsing for the exams.
At Sacred heart primary school, candidates who spoke to Baraka FM exuded confidence of passing their exams with flying colours.
The school’s headteacher George Ojiambo said three police officers have been sent to man the school during the examination.
“ We have 113 pupils who will sit for KCPE. Already three police officers and seven invigilators are in our school”, he said.
A total of 1.6 million candidates are registered to sit this year’s KCPE.
Meanwhile Education CS Fred Matiang’I assured candidates that the government will provide adequate security during the exams.
He also asked politicians to desist from politicking so as to give pupils conducive environment to sit for their exams.
“This is one that national moment when all of us must come together put our children in the middle and move on and ensure our children’s welfare remains the priority for all of us”, he said.
Additional reporting by George Otieno