Uhuru orders Matiang’i to set new special exams for KCPE 2017 pupils

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday morning when he received KCPE 2017 results from Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i at Harambee House. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed Education Cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi to initiate the process of setting up special examinations for a cadre of pupils who may have missed out on the 2017 national exams.

During a media briefing in Nairobi on Tuesday, statehouse spokesman Manoah Esipisu said that the president took the initiative in a bid to help pupils who might have missed exams due to unavoidable circumstances which were beyond their reach.

Esipisu indicated that president’s directive is key following the fact that it is a universal practice and Kenya has been lagging behind on the initiative.

“The president has directed the minister and his ministry to set special examinations for a cadre of pupils who, because of compassionate reasons might have had difficulty in doing exams during the normal exams,” Esipisu said.

“These special examinations will be undertaken by pupils who might be ill, lost their parents during that period or who gave birth during the examination period. “He added.

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He said that there is need to use the law and the constitution order to mediate political differences being witnessed in the country.

He indicated that in his second term the Uhuru will serve all Kenyans including those who backed him in the repeat of the presidential elections and those ones who backed the opposition camp, indicating that he is troubled with the violence incidences and loss of lives witnessed in the recent past especially during the aftermath of elections.

He said the president applauded the supreme court’s ruling on Monday terming it a cardinal principal governed by the constitution in enhancing the prosperity of the country.

He said that the swearing in of Kenyatta is on course, scheduled for on 28th Tuesday next week.