D-Day for candidates as KCSE kicks off Monday


Form four students taking French classes will kick off their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) on Monday with orals and braille for the visually impaired students.

The secondary schools examinations will officially kickoff tomorrow with the practical part of the exams, with schools expected to close by the end of the week for the non candidates.

Some of the subjects lined up during the period are German (oral), Arabic (oral), Kenyan Sign Language (practical signing skills) and home science (foods and nutrition).

This year’s examinations will be under strict supervision as the number of security personnel has been increased to make sure that there is total security in areas that are of a high risk.

The Kenya certificate of primary education will start on October 30 with rehearsals taking place a day earlier.

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed last week cautioned students who might involve themselves in exam irregularities, citing that those found will have to face the law.

She also assured parents that with the stringent measures put in place, there will be no exam leakage.

“The ministry of education already has set aside 4.2 billion for the administering of the exams,” said Amina.